Officer Michael P. Cullinane, Sr.

Officer Michael P. Cullinane, Sr.

Sea Isle City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, August 26, 1992

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Michael P. Cullinane, Sr.

Officer Michael Cullinane died when he attempted to rescue an unconscious worker from a construction pit at 26th Street and Landis Avenue and was overcome by lethal gasses.

Just the day before, Officer Cullinane was integral to the rescue efforts that saved another construction worker's life at the same job site.

Officer Cullinane was a New Jersey Air National Guard Reserve veteran and had served with the Sea Isle City Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, son, mother, five sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 14
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins


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Officer Cullinane,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for for our Country and the state of New Jersey as well when you served with the NJANG. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 26, 2022

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