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Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Ann O'Donnell - [University of Houston, Texas]
PoliceOne Member since 08/24/2009
By PoliceOne Staff
HOUSTON, Texas — Officer Ann O'Donnell was killed in an automobile accident while responding to an assault in progress at about 1:00 am. Her patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree at the intersection of North MacGregor Way at Faculty Lane.
Shortly after losing radio contact with Officer O'Donnell, dispatch was notified by members of the Houston Police Department that one of their vehicles had been involved in a single vehicle accident. Officer O'Donnell succumbed to her injuries while being transported to a local hospital.
Officer O'Donnell had served with the University of Houston Police Department for one year. She is survived by her parents and sister.
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