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New Hero Search Richard James O'Brien - Feb. 09, 1982 (22593)

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Chicago Police Dept. Patch
Resided: IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Feb. 09, 1982
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 33 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Chicago Police Dept. - IL
3510 South Michigan Avenue   
Chicago, IL   60653   USA
(312)744-4000
County: Cook
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 5337
On The Job: 9 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IL   USA   Tue. Feb. 09, 1982
Summary: Patrolmen Richard James O'Brien and William Fahey were gunned down during a traffic stop.

Hours after attending the funeral of fellow officer James Doyle, Officers OBrien and Fahey made a traffic stop. At 2:00 p.m., OBrien and Fahey observed a late model Chevrolet go through a red light at 81st and Morgan Streets.

Patrolman Richard OBrien, who was driving the squad car, approached the drivers side of the car while Officer William Fahey approached the passenger side. Officer Fahey ordered the passenger out and patted him down for a weapon. As he was attempting to handcuff the passenger, the suspect gained control of Faheys .357 Magnum revolver, whirled around and fired one at close range. The bullet struck William Fahey behind the left ear.

The assailant swung and fired a shot across the trunk of the car, firing two shots point-blank at Patrolman OBrien, striking him in the left arm and left hip. One of the men in the vehicle then disarmed OBrien and the duo fled the scene

Help was first summoned to the scene when a voice was heard over the police radio system: Emergency! Emergency! Two policemen have been shot at 81st and MorganĚ. It was later learned to be the voice of a witness to the shooting who ran to the squad car and grabbed the microphone when he saw the officers fall.

Patrolman OBrien died a short time after the shooting at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park. Patrolman William Fahey died the following morning at 11:14 a.m. without regaining consciousness.

Both officers were assigned to the Gang Crimes South Unit however, they were not regular partners. OBriens regular partner was off sick, and Faheys was filling in on a desk job for a furloughed policeman.

Patrolman Richard J. OBrien was a 9-year veteran of the department. During his tenure, he received 6 honorable mentions and numerous letters of appreciation. He is the son of a former Chicago Police Sergeant and is survived by his mother.

The funeral mass for Patrolman OBrien was held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 12th in St. Denis Catholic Church, 8301 S. St. Louis Avenue, the same church where services were held on the day of the shooting for Officer James E. Doyle.

The killers were apprehended, convicted and sentenced to death. On January 10, 2003, the governor at the time, George Ryan commuted their sentences, along with those of all 164 other inmates on death row, to life in prison.

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