Special Agent Hugh O’Connor drowned off duty while trying to assist a woman in
northern Alabama on July 22.
Huntsville, AL - Bureau of Alcohol
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent Hugh
O'Connor drowned off duty while trying to assist a woman in the Tennessee River
in northern Alabama.
Marine patrol units told WAFF
tht Agent O’Connor jumped off of a boat and into the river at about 5:40 p.m.
on July 22 to help a woman retrieve some items that had blown off of her boat.
special agent failed to surface again after he dove in, and his body was later
recovered about 100 yards downstream from where he drowned, near Painted Bluff
at the Madison and Marshall County lines, WAFF reported.
Agent O’Connor was a Certified
Explosive Specialist Bomb Technician at the National Center for Explosives
Training and Research at Redstone Arsenal, AL.com
ATF is saddened to report the death
of one of our own. We mourn the loss of Special Agent/ Certified Explosive
Specialist Bomb Technician (CESBT) Hugh A. O'Connor. Our thoughts are with the
O'Connor family and NCETR. #EOW
ATF HQ (@ATFHQ)
Memorial Service to Celebrate the
Life of Hugh O’Connor, ATF Senior Special Agent, Thursday, August 2, 2018 at
11:00 am CST at Huntsville Botanical Garden (4747 Bob Wallace Avenue,
Traditional Irish Wake will immediately follow at Keegan’s Public House
“It is with deep sorrow that the
IABTI has learned that over the weekend Hugh O’Connor passed away. Hugh was a
great friend and asset to many in the EOD community. Our deepest condolences to
Hugh’s family, friends, ATF and all those who worked with Hugh around the
world,” the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators
(IABTI) wrote on its official Facebook
Our thoughts and prayers are with the
family of ATF Special Agent Hugh O’Connor, both blood and blue. Thank you for