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Line-Of-Duty Trooper Death
On May 31, 2013, Washington State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste announced the death of WSP Trooper Sean M. O'Connell Jr., 38, assigned to the Patrol's Marysville district headquarters.
Trooper O'Connell was killed in a collision between his motorcycle and a box-truck on Fir Island Road in Skagit County shortly after 5:00 P.M.
Trooper O'Connell had been with the agency for 16 years, was married with a son age seven and a daughter age five.
"We not only lost a great trooper, we lost a great human being," Batiste said. "Sean was known around the department and the community for both his sense of humor and sense of compassion."
Donations in memory of fallen Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean OíConnell Jr. may be sent to the Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation at P.O. Box 7544, Olympia, WA 98507.
All donations will be directed to Seanís wife and children.
About Our Organization
The Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation was founded in 1983 exclusively for charitable, educational, and benevolent purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation provides financial assistance to Washington State Patrol employees who become disabled in the line of duty, to surviving spouses and children of Fallen Officers and employees who die in the line of duty, and for the families of employees impacted by catastrophic injury or illness. The foundation also has an education Scholarship Program for employees or dependent children.
As of September 30, 2012, the Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation has provided over $1,526,730 in financial assistance and scholarships to many departmental employees, retirees, and their families. Our programs are funded through employee contributions, outside donations, an annual Memorial Foundation dinner and raffle, as well as through the sale of collectable memorabilia.
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