Detective Rempsey H. Sullivan

Detective Rempsey H. Sullivan

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 9, 1935

Rempsey H. Sullivan

Detective Sullivan was shot and killed after identifying himself as a police officer at the scene of an assault.

Detective Sullivan, the mayor's driver, was on his way home from the mayor's home when he stopped at a shoe repair shop on Dowling Street to drop off a friend. The friend went inside but was assaulted by the store employee and pushed outside. Detective Sullivan entered the store, identified himself as an officer, and was shot by the store employee.

The store employee then held rescue workers at bay before eventually giving himself up. The suspect was sentenced to life in prison but was paroled in 1960.

Detective Sullivan was survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

assault

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I am the granddaughter of this Officer and Detective and I want to tell all who post these reflections how much it means to me. Thank you all and God bless you.

Lanelle Sullivan Hanagriff
Granddaughter of Rempsey H. Sullivan

July 1, 2016

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