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Aug. 13, 1961
Caucasian Male / 38 yrs. of age
Spokane County Sheriff's Dept.
On The Job:
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Fatal Incident Summary
Sun. Aug. 13, 1961
Deputy Joseph O'Connor was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic three miles east of Spokane at 0430 hours. The drunk driver entered the accident scene at a high rate of speed and struck Deputy O'Connor, throwing him 300 feet and killing him instantly. The suspect was apprehended and convicted of negligent homicide.
Deputy O'Connor had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and three children.