Thousands in uniform gather for funeral of FDNY lieutenant

Thousands of uniformed officers gathered to say goodbye on Friday to FDNY Lt. Brian Sullivan.

News 12 Staff

Aug 16, 2019, 11:15 PM

Updated 1,706 days ago

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Thousands of uniformed officers gathered to say goodbye on Friday to FDNY Lt. Brian Sullivan.
A funeral for Sullivan was held at Sacred Heart Church in Monroe in Orange County. FDNY members were part of the procession.
Sullivan, who was 54 years old, suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday at Orange Regional Medical Center after working a 24-hour shift in the Bronx. Officials say he complained of chest pain while working his final shift, which means his death is considered a line-of-duty fatality.
The lieutenant served the FDNY for 27 years and leaves behind a wife and two daughters.
High emotions combined with high heat caused several people to faint during the service – including one member of Lt. Sullivan's 41st squad. That firefighter was rushed to Orange County Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.


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