Patrolman Thomas Dennis Sullivan

Patrolman Thomas Dennis Sullivan

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, February 22, 1954

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Thomas Dennis Sullivan

Patrolman Thomas Sullivan succumbed to injuries sustained on October 29th, 1941, when he was involved in an automobile crash at the intersection of Fillmore Avenue and Paderewski Drive while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Their patrol car was struck by a taxi that failed to yield to their lights and sirens.

His partner, Patrolman Louis Vastola, died one day after the accident.

Patrolman Sullivan had served with the Buffalo Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 83

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 29, 1941


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 58th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminsihe srespe t and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 22, 2012

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