Patrolman Thomas Joseph Sullivan

Patrolman Thomas Joseph Sullivan

Metropolitan Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, October 5, 1929

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Thomas Joseph Sullivan

Patrolman Thomas Sullivan was killed in a motorcycle crash on Soldier's Field Road in Brighton when his police motorcycle collided with a car.

Patrolman Sullivan had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for one month. He was survived by his wife, two sons, father, two brothers, and three sisters. One of his brothers went on to serve with the Boston Police Department.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Sullivan was my Grand Uncle. His brother Patrick, a World War I veteran of the 101st Inf Regiment Yankee Division served as Boston City Patrolman and passed in 1969. I just got copies of his log books from the 1930s--amazing pieces of history. It is an honor to be related to two dedicated law enforcement officers. If any other of Thomas descendants would like to reach out to me send me an email to [email protected]

Daniel Sullivan
Grand Nephew

December 22, 2018

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