Officer Michael J Sullivan
End of Watch : June 26, 1914
St. Paul Police Department
|OFFICER MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN|
St. Paul PD
Died June 26, 1914
On Friday, June 26, at 9:30 p.m., Officer Michael J. Sullivan, a mounted patrolman with the Rondo Station, was in an alley between St. Albans and Grotto, south of Grand Avenue. Residents had heard cries but thought it was children. After an hour, some residents decided to go check it out. At 10:30 p.m., resident Frank King of 719 Grand Avenue followed the cries in the alley and found Sullivan's lifeless body entangled in electrical wire. It is believed that he dismounted his horse to investigate a burning telephone pole which had caught fire from the live wire. His horse had not been found as of the next morning.
Officer Sullivan was 52 years old. He had been with the department since June 15, 1906. He was survived by his wife, Helen, and three children. His funeral was held on Monday, June 29, at St. Lukes Church.
Sourced from: The book "We Will Remember"
With permission from Lisa Lovering, Author and Board of Director
MN Law Enforcement Memorial Association
|August Kokko||Hans Aamold|