Health Officer John J. Sullivan

Health Officer John J. Sullivan

Lexington Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, May 22, 1897

John J. Sullivan

Officer Sullivan was accidentally shot and killed when another officer's service revolver from his pocket and discharged. The accident occurred as several officers were speaking in the police station. As one of the officer's stood from his chair his pistol fell and discharged when it struck the ground.

Officer Sullivan had served with the Lexington Police Department for 14 years and was assigned to supervise the Health Department. He was survived by his mother and several brothers.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 22, 2015

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