January 28, 1928
Captain assigned to Engine 9, was injured when Engine 9 was struck by a car on Madison Avenue at the alley between Second and Third Streets at 6:00 p. m. o n January 27, 1928. The company was returning to quarters after a minor chimney fire at 220 Court Street. Sullivan suffered internal injuries, along with both legs being broken. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died the following day, on January 28, 1928. He had been with the department for 31 years. Captain John Sullivan, 60, was married and the father of four children.