Detective Sergeant Edward M. Sullivan

Detective Sergeant Edward M. Sullivan

Greenburgh Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, May 14, 1940

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Edward M. Sullivan

Detective Sergeant Sullivan succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier when he was shot while serving papers as the result of a domestic investigation. When Sergeant Sullivan rang the doorbell the suspect came to the door and opened fire without warning, striking him three times.

Sergeant Sullivan's partner, who had been waiting in their car, immediately went to his aide but was shot in the chest. The suspect fled into the nearby woods and committed suicide.

His partner forced to retire from the department as a result of his wounds.

Sergeant Sullivan had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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I am the mother of two of your great grandchildren, and am married to your grandson, Brian. Your son, Jack has become a father to me and while he was only a toddler when you were taken from him, he has become a man that so many look to for comfort, for advice and for a good laugh. His family adores him and his four brothers helped raised him to be strong and loved. It has been my honor to know him. Your family is thriving and remembers your sacrifice proudly.

Connie Sullivan

May 14, 2020

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