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O'Connor, Deputy Joseph M.

End of Watch: 
Sunday, August 13, 1961
County: 
Spokane
Agency: 
Spokane County S.O.

Deputy Joseph O’Connor was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic three miles east of Spokane. 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.