Detective William J. Sullivan, Jr.

Detective William J. Sullivan, Jr.

Yonkers Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, April 11, 2020

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William J. Sullivan, Jr.

Detective William Sullivan died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty.

Detective Sullivan had served with the Yonkers Police Department for 25 years and was assigned to the 4th Precinct. He had previously served as a park ranger with the Westchester County Police Department. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, and siblings.

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 693

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 31, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Detective Sullivan,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 9, 2021

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