John O'Connor, a true son of old Ireland, was born at Bally-Heigin, county of Kerry, Ireland, on June 24, 1865. He received his education in a Parochial School of his native country and emigrated, when a young man, to the United States, coming directly to Dayton. When appointed patrolman on the police force, April 30, 1900, he was employed as a blacksmith's helper. Officer O'Connor is regarded as one of the best men on the force and his knowledge of "crooks" had much to do with the breaking up of the famous "Bungaloo Gang." He belongs to the Hibernians, Foresters and Knights of Equity. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are the happy parents of ten children.