Daniel Emmett O'Connor

Special Agent
Year of Death: 1988

Daniel Emmett O’Connor, Special Agent assigned to the Nicosia, Cyprus, Regional Security Office team, died on December 21, 1988, in Lockerbie, Scotland. He was killed in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. His hometown is Boston, Massachusetts. During a eulogy at Fort Myer Chapel on January 9, 1989, Diplomatic Security Special Agent John Hampson quoted a cable sent by U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus Bill Perrin, “…we are proud of Dan. It is because of him and others like him that we enjoy our freedoms in America today. America does not and will not forget its heroes.”

“It is because of him and others like him that we enjoy our freedoms in America today.” — U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus Bill Perrin

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U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future