Detective Joseph P. Sullivan

Detective Joseph P. Sullivan

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Sunday, October 23, 1932

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Joseph P. Sullivan

Detective Sullivan was killed in during a vehcile pursuit.

Detective Sullivan had served with the New Haven Police Department for six years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Joe Sullivan was my father's cousin, they were very close being the same age and living next door to each other along with going to school together. Our family was deeply saddened our loss and remember him as our hero .

A policeman had been taken hostage and as they started to drive away with him Joe jumped on the running board of the car shooting the driver and the other bad men. The car crashed killing Joe but the young policeman was saved. He left behind his wife and a family that still, today, thinks of him and remembers him with love and fondness.

Linda Loughery Watson
Family member

January 3, 2020

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