NYPD Bomb Disposal
|Date of Birth:||16/7/1982|
|Contacts||3 (Criminal, Media, Police)|
|Allies (The Hawks)||2|
|Haven Size (Shared)||1|
Contacts (Criminals): Network of Contacts within the criminal society.
Contacts (Media): Network of Contacts with local media networks.
Contacts (Police): Network of Contacts with the NYPD.
Liam O’Connell was born Uilliam McKenna in 1982. Born to a Catholic family in Belfast, Ireland in the middle of “The Troubles”. His father was Patrick Mckenna a patriotic Irish Catholic. His mother Kate Mckenna (formally O’Connell) was also Irish Catholic but her father fought for England during World War II. Uilliam had three older brothers and a younger sister, Ciara.
Patrick was a bomb maker for the IRA. During the Troubles, Uilliam often helped his Patrick with his work. In 1992, Uilliam’s older brothers were killed by the Royal Ulster Constabulary during an IRA attack. Kate saw that her last surviving son was destine to follow his brothers to the grave before the approaching millennium. Kate told Patrick that she was taking her last two children away from The Troubles. Patrick accepted and signed the divorce papers. Kate reverted to her maiden name, and had the her children names changed to Liam and Keira O’Connell. In 1994 Kate and her last two kids immigrated to USA. Patrick died in an explosion in his shed a few months later.
Kate moved into ethnic enclave of Hell’s Kitchen. After a few years she remarried. She married a New York police officer, Samuel Murphy. Samuel was a good father to Liam and Keira. It was Liam’s relationship with his new father that made him want to be a cop and his father’s legacy that made him want to diffuse bombs.
Liam joined the NYPD in the year 2000. On September 11 the following year he was on patrol on Broadway near City Hall when the attacks happened. As such he was one of the first responder. He would receive an Exceptional Merit medal for his work helping the evacuations.
Two years later he joined the NYPD Bomb Squad. He came up through the ranks becoming a Lieutenant. He has ambitions of becoming a Captain and later an Inspector and even a Commissioner.
In his spare time Liam is into sports of all kinds. He is an avid fan of the following teams:
|New York Yankees||Major League Baseball||American League|
|New York Knicks||National Basketball Association||Eastern Conference|
|New York Jets||National Football League||American Football Conference|
|New York Rangers||National Hockey League||Eastern Conference|
|Republic of Ireland National Football Team|
He is looking forward to the formation of New York City FC joining Major League Soccer in 2015.