Police Officer John J. O'Sullivan

Photo of Police Officer John J. O'Sullivan
End of Watch: Tue, Dec 12th, 1978
Date of Incident: Tue, Dec 12th, 1978
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 7 years
Age: 34


Officer O'Sullivan was shot and killed when he was ambushed by a suspect he had previously arrested. Officer O'Sullivan was sitting in his patrol car when the suspect approached him and began talking with him. After a short conversation the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot him in the chest. The suspect was convicted but has since been released from prison.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Kansas City Police Department Patch
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 234-5180


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