Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant Edward M. Sullivan

Greenburgh Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, May 14, 1940

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Edward M. Sullivan

I am the mother of two of your great grandchildren, and am married to your grandson, Brian. Your son, Jack has become a father to me and while he was only a toddler when you were taken from him, he has become a man that so many look to for comfort, for advice and for a good laugh. His family adores him and his four brothers helped raised him to be strong and loved. It has been my honor to know him. Your family is thriving and remembers your sacrifice proudly.

Connie Sullivan

May 14, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Sullivan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 27, 2019

You were gone 9 years when I was born, but I came to know you through my father Dick, my mother, and countless others who knew, loved, and respected you. I accompanied my dad many times when we tended your grave site, said a prayer, and shed a tear for what might have been. Your strength and valor have been and will continue to be an inspiration to the generations you created. May you look upon your family with pride, and may you rest in peace.
your grandson, Steve

Steve Sullivan

August 25, 2019

Rest In Peace my brother

Patrolman an Police Diver Larry Bailey
Winnipeg Police

May 16, 2019

As long as your family remembers and speaks your name, you live on. I grew up hearing about your service in Europe and here at home. I wish I could have met you, but your sons were the greatest men I’ve ever known.


Your great-granddaughter Jamie Ann

Jamie Sullivan
Great granddaughter

May 15, 2019

I'll remember you always and I wish I could've met you. Rest In Peace.

Great Granddaughter

May 15, 2018

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 14, 2015

Seargeant, Granfather, Hero, may you rest in peace. Although i never met you I am inspired by you. I am 21 years old and have graduated from the Police academy and am beggining my road to joining into law enforcement. My grandfather, your son. John "Jack" Sullivan is very proud of me and i hope you are too. And this note is also to Casey Sullivan Riello. please email me. i dont know if we have ever met one another. it would be nice to share storys. [email protected]

Officer Colin West
Great Grandson

March 14, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 15, 2012

i just came across this site,...

i am the Great GrandDaughter of Detective Sergeant Sullivan, every day we are proud of the legacy he left behind and my brother and i in our own ways have followed in his footsteps he is graduating a criminal justice major this june and will be joining the NYPD and i am a NYS Paramedic. He has one surviving Son, My Great Uncle Jack. We are All so Proud of his Sacrifice and know that his Sacrifice and all the others on this page are not in vein.

Love to all those families who have family members on this page

Casey Sullivan Riello

Great GrandDaughter

December 12, 2011

I said a little prayer today for Detective Sergeant Sullivan and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

May 13, 2009

An ambush killing two officers at my husband's police dept. brought me to this website, where I read your story.
You left a large family, which saddens me, but they must have been so proud of the person you were, to sacrifice so much for us all.
Thank you.

Wife of LEO, VA

May 18, 2006

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