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Patrolman Arthur J. Sullivan | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Arthur J. Sullivan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, January 14, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 3911

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Executed in 1937

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Patrolman Arthur J. Sullivan was shot and killed during a robbery investigation. Patrolman Sullivan was informed by a citizen that he had just been robbed. As Officer Sullivan confronted the felon, the man pulled out a revolver and fired. Officer Sullivan was hit by the gunfire and died as a result of his injuries.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Sullivan's murder and executed in the electric chair on April 16, 1937.

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At least the cowardly person (Shuster) who committed this crime was brought to justice and got to receive his just reward (execution) on this earth, and the judgment of his maker after his death. Patrolman Sullivan's children - if they are still living - would be about my age (75-80). Patolman Sullivan was a brave man and fulfilled his duty - it did not matter that he was already off-duty. I grew up in Chicago and still love the city even though I now reside in Virginia. Chicago policemen like officer Sullivan lay their life on the line every day protecting the citizenry; it is appreciated.

William Bahnmaier, Col., USMC Retired
U.S. Marine Corps
December 5, 2013


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