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September 7th, 1983
Years of Service: 18
Russell O'Connor was Married with 3 Children.
Constable Russell O'Connor
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.