Trooper Timothy O'Neill Memorial
This Memorial fund was setup to assist with the passing of Trooper Timothy O’Neill.
About Timothy O’Neill: (from ODMP)
Trooper Timothy O'Neill was killed in an on duty motorcycle crash, in Plainfield Township, at approximately 7:45 am on September 20th, 2017.
Trooper O'Neill had served with the Michigan State Police for three years. He is survived by his mother, father, twin brother, sister and fiancée.
More about Timothy:
Timothy was born in Royal Oak, MI on November 11, 1988, son of Michael and Kristine (Maeder) O’Neill. He was a 2007 graduate of Lapeer East High School and graduated from Western Michigan University. Timothy was part of the 126th Trooper Recruit School and joined the Michigan State Police in 2014. He loved animals, had a great sense of humor and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends and making them laugh.
How I knew Timothy O'Neill:
I work as a law enforcement officer with Timothy’s twin brother Brian. Brian and I have worked at the same police department, same shift for a few years. We’re a close bunch at our police department, but even closer on our shift. This past weekend, Timothy came to visit Brian. While here, Timothy was introduced to everyone on shift, and we had the opportunity to shake hands and meet him. A few of us were also able to have an enjoyable afternoon riding motorcycles around with Tim and Brian. After a few days the visit was coming to an end. On Monday the 18th, Brian and Tim parted ways as Brian dropped Tim off at the airport to return home to Michigan. Tim returned to work and was tragically killed less than 48 hours later.
When I heard news of this event, I immediately began working to find ways to help Brian and his family. I discussed this with Brian and he made it clear that Tim’s main focus was his fiancée, Carli Hicks. Brian said Tim could not stop talking about Carli and their upcoming wedding during his recent visit. Tim and Carli were in the process of building their own house but, without Tim’s presence and income, that may never happen. Brian requested that we (his shift) setup this gofundme on his behalf to provide an avenue for people seeking to help Carli and the O’Neill family.
Timothy and Carli were engaged to be married seveteen days after his tragic and untimely death.
A Funeral Service will be held 11 AM Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Apostolic Church of Auburn Hills, 3655 Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills, MI; Chaplain Chad Brown officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be 3-8 PM Monday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd.