Police Officer Leo T. Sullivan

Police Officer Leo T. Sullivan

Pittsfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, June 18, 1956

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Leo T. Sullivan

Police Officer Leo Sullivan suffered a fatal heart attack while dealing with a drunk man at the Berkshire Restaurant at 141-143 West Street.

Officer Sullivan was off duty at the time and had called for backup to take the man to jail when he suffered the heart attack.

Officer Sullivan had served with the Pittsfield Police Department for 29 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

DIP, off duty

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Officer Sullivan, it has been 67 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 18, 2023

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