Serving with the Ottawa Police
Wednesday September 07, 1983
Age: 41 / 3 Children
As a member of the traffic section, Constable O'Connor was operating a motorcycle on the Queensway when he lost control of the vehicle and died as a result of injuries received.
The motorcycle, a Kawasaki 1000 cc reportedly had a design fault related speed wobble that threw the bike out of control. This accident resulted in serious testing of the motorcycle involved and a reassessment of the use of motorcycles by Ottawa Police.