Thomas J. Sullivan

Thomas J. Sullivan, a Pennsylvania State Constable, was shot and killed on July 12, 1907, after he and a fellow officer confronted two burglars in East Pittsburgh. Sullivan apprehended one of the suspects and was escorting him to the police station when the man pulled a gun and shot him.

Both men fled and were never apprehended.

Author: Bill Lofquist

I am a sociologist and death penalty scholar at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I am also a Pittsburgh native. My present research focuses on the history of the death penalty in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pa. This website is dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and sharing information about all Allegheny County cases in which a death sentence was imposed. Please share any questions or comments, errors or omissions, or other matters of interest related to these cases or to the broader history of the death penalty in Allegheny County.

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