Detective Herbert Sullivan

In Memory of Detective Herbert Sullivan

August 18, 1980

Detective Herbert Sullivan was conducting an undercover narcotics investigation in the parking lot of a hotel on 54th Avenue North when he was shot and killed on August 18, 1980. The officer was attempting to make a narcotics purchase when the suspect shot and robbed him instead. The shooter was later arrested in Tampa. His confederate fled to Spain but was later extradited. Both men were sentenced to life in prison.