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, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • 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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