P-O- Timothy Sullivan #811

P.O. Timothy Sullivan #811

Name: Sullivan, Timothy
Star: 811
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 014 Precinct
End of Watch: 13-Jun-1888
Incident Details: Police Officer Timothy Sullivan, 51, was assigned to the 14th Precinct.

On May 4, 1886, union leaders, socialists, anarchists, and laborers gathered at Haymarket Square.  The group of approximately, 1,000 people was protesting work conditions and long work hours.  Between 8:00-9:00 p.m., the crowd burst into chaos briefly and nearly 200 police officers from the Desplaines Street Station were dispatched to maintain order.  Shortly after, an unknown assailant ignited a bomb in the crowd which led to gunfire and chaos.  Both police officers and civilians were injured and killed during the bedlam.

During the incident, Officer Sullivan suffered a gunshot wound.  He died on June 13, 1888, from Bright’s disease which was intensified due to the gunshot.

Officer Sullivan’s funeral mass was held at Annunciation Church and he was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.