Support Farmington Police Officer James O'Donnell

On Sept. 20, 2021, Officer James O’Donnell was gravely injured after a suspect intentionally assaulted him with a motor vehicle. 

Officer O'Donnell suffered devasting, crushing pelvic injuries. He faces long road to full recovery, which is expected to be a year or more, and will be away from his wife, two-year old son, and 6 month old daughter for some time,

Now is the time to help Officer O'Donnell and his family in their time of need, The O’Donnell family has elected to utilize, a 501© (3) nonprofit run by veterans on behalf of first responders. 

There are two ways to donate to OHF on behalf of the O’Donnell family:

  • You can mail a check to: Our Heroes Fund PO Box 270477 West Hartford, CT 06127 (100% of donation goes to James O’Donnell. (Please write “James O’Donnell Donation” on the memo line.)
  • You can click here to donate online.

Any police unions can contact the Farmington Fraternal Order of Police (FOP # 331) at [email protected] to identify and/or coordinate any other familial needs.

The vicious assault on Officer O'Donnell has heightened concerns over the impact of the police accountability bill enacted during the pandemic in 2020. His wife Kris is speaking out in the aftermath of this incident, and calling on legislators to revist and revise the legislation, particularly the piece about qualified immunity.

“Officers can’t be required to process things in milliseconds and they’re crucified,” Kris O'Donnell told WFSB.

Council 4, working with our allies in POACT, will look to fix the police accountability bill during the 2022 legislative session.

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