Constable

Russell O\'Connor

Ottawa Police

September 7th, 1983

Age: 41 / 18 years service

 

Russell O\'Connor was Married with 3 Children.

 


Circumstances

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.