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Sergeant Sidney Thomas Sullivan | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Sidney Thomas Sullivan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, January 31, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 23 years

Badge # 1258

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Sergeant Sidney Sullivan was struck and killed by a vehicle on Roosevelt Road after his car slid into a ditch.

Sergeant Sullivan was on his way to interview an informant about a recent rash of taxicab robberies in the Desplaines Street District. He struck a patch of ice and slid into the ditch. As he began walking to get help, he was struck by another car that slid on the ice.

Sergeant Sullivan served with the Chicago Police Department for 23 years and was assigned to the Desplaines Street Station. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and brother.

Sergeant Sullivan's son, grandson, brother, and two nephews also served distinguished careers with the Chicago Police Department.

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It was an honor to read your name among the 567 heroes of the Chicago Police Department during last night's Candlelight Vigil at Gold Star Families and Memorial Park. Your service, and your family's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Mark Hannan
September 18, 2013


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