Patrolman Florence B. Sullivan

Patrolman Florence B. Sullivan

Danbury Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Tuesday, September 8, 1896

Florence B. Sullivan

Patrolman Sullivan succumbed to injuries received ten months earlier after he was severely beaten while attempting to break up a disturbance. Several men threw him to the ground and beat him with his own night stick and a wine jug and slammed his head against a stone. Patrolman Sullivan returned to work one month later but became sick and had to return him. His health deteriorated until he died.

Patrolman Sullivan had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 1, 1895
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are still remembered

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 8, 2017

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