William O'Brien


Age: 71

former police officer who served as the 21st police chief of Miami, Florida from 1998 to 2000 and spent more than a decade with the SWAT team during his long career with the Miami Police Department, but who resigned as police chief in 2000 in the aftermath of the Elian Gonzalez custody battle raid that made worldwide news and divided South Florida after federal agents raided a Little Havanna home to return the boy to Cuba.

Cause of Death: Throat cancer

Born: March 10, 1944

Died: March 3, 2016

Tavernier, Florida