Honor Roll

Robert Vincent O’Connor

State Police Officer Raymond V. O’Connor was a passenger in a state police car driven by State Police Officer, Daniel M. Murphy. The two officers had completed a patrol of state property in San Jose and were returning to San Francisco on the Eastshore Freeway when a motorist driving in the opposing lane of traffic lost control, skidded 52 feet, jumped a divider strip and skidded another 30 feet before crashing into the state police vehicle. Murphy sustained major injuries and O’Connor died just minutes after the crash which also killed the motorist. Officer O’Connor, 30, had served five years with the state police and had been a policeman with the city of Hayward before returning to state service.