Patrolman Daniel W. Sullivan

Patrolman Daniel W. Sullivan

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, February 11, 1893

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Daniel W. Sullivan

Patrolman Daniel Sullivan succumbed to head injury sustained 11 years earlier when a brick was thrown at him near the intersection of Commercial Street and Henchman Street.

He was walking his beat when he noticed a group of men causing a disturbance. After telling the group to disperse, which they did he was struck in the head with a brick as he was walking away. Patrolman Sullivan was able to give chase after the group of men and slightly wounded one of them. It is unknown is any arrest were ever made.

He remained in ill health until passing away from complications of the original injury.

Patrolman Sullivan served with the Boston Police Department for less than 16 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 15 years, 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, May 28, 1882
  • Weapon Blunt object; Brick
  • Offender Not available

arrest, disturbance

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Patrolman Sullivan,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston.


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February 11, 2023

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