Submitted by his wife
David O’Conner suffered a fatal heart attack while operating an engine back to the station after responding to an alarm. David was a devoted firefighter who worked for the Memphis Fire Department for nine years. During that time‚ he competently served on numerous trucks and engines‚ including Truck 9‚ Truck 25‚ Engine 15‚ driver of Engine 42 and‚ most recently‚ driver of Engine 7. He was a member of Local 1784.
David was a man of tremendous character whose life was devoted to work‚ family‚ and hobbies such as computers‚ racing‚ and Ford Mustangs. He was the loving husband of Brenda and father to his dog ‘Pepei’‚ whom he greatly adored. He will long be remembered for his ‘hard work approach’ around the Engine house‚ desire to stay in tune with modern technology‚ and eagerness to share information with others.
David made a lasting impression on everyone he met and will live forever in the lives of all he touched. He is a hero in many hearts and will never be forgotten.