Sean O’Brien

Evanston Police Officer Sean O'Brien was running errands Tuesday when he spotted a small boy running around in the street in Des Plaines. When the boy jumped in the river, O'Brien jumped in after him and saved his life. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Evanston Officer’s Rescue Effort Earns National Award

Police officer Sean O’Brien, credited with the dramatic rescue of a boy from the frigid Des Plaines River last year, has been named Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.


Evanston Police Office Sean O'Brien (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Evanston Honors Cop Who Pulled Boy From River

Sean O’Brien says he’s humbled by the honor and surprised by all the hype.