Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 16

April 16, 1981 – St. Paul Police “Officer [John J.] O'Brien was killed when a vehicle that was driving recklessly and fleeing other officers struck his patrol car driving 50 mph at Forest and Geranium Avenues. The impact caused Officer O'Brien's vehicle to roll over and strike a house. Officer O'Brien's partner was critically injured. Two teenagers in the other car were killed and one was severely injured.

Officer O'Brien had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his expectant wife, two children. He was also survived by two brothers who were also officers on the department.”

St. Paul Police Officer John J. O'Brien

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