Police Officer John J. O'Sullivan

Police Officer John J. O'Sullivan

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, December 12, 1978

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John J. O'Sullivan

Officer O'Sullivan was shot and killed when he was ambushed by a suspect he had previously arrested. Officer O'Sullivan was sitting in his patrol car when the suspect approached him and began talking with him. After a short conversation the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot him in the chest. The suspect was convicted but has since been released from prison.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Released from prison

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Officer O’Sullivan,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kansas City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 12, 2018

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