Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol
Jurisdiction: Matfield Green
Death Date: 5/24/1978
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Trooper O’Brien of the Highway Patrol had stopped a car, occupied by three people, for speeding near Matfield Green. He was killed by two gunshots during the stop and was later found by a truck driver. Later that same day, after a massive manhunt, law officers captured the three men, who were wanted for a string of armed robberies.