Police Officer John P. Sullivan, Sr.

Police Officer John P. Sullivan, Sr.

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, February 2, 1940

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John P. Sullivan, Sr.

Officer John Sullivan and Officer Murphy were killed when they were struck by a train.

Officer Sullivan had served with the agency for 35 years.


  • Age 66
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident

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Officer Sullivan, it has been 84 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 35 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

February 2, 2024

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