Police Officer Edward O'brien

Photo of Police Officer Edward O'brien
End of Watch: Mon, Oct 30th, 1916
Date of Incident: Sun, Oct 29th, 1916
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident
Service Time: 17 years
Age: 52


He was survived by his wife and seven children.


Officer O'Brien was killed when the patrol car he was riding in was struck by a streetcar. He had arrested a suspect for begging and a patrol car came to take him and prisoner to the station. As they crossed the track on 10th Street the streetcar failed to stop at the crossing and struck the vehicle. Officer O'Brien was thrown from the car and struck his head on a wall.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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