Lieutenant Brian J. Sullivan


Mayor: Firefighter Worked In Pain Before Heart Attack

August 16, 2019 - 7:32 pm

MONROE, N.Y. (WCBS 880/AP) — The New York mayor told mourners that a firefighter who died of a heart attack after a 24-hour shift kept responding to emergency calls while already feeling pain. 

The casket of Brian Sullivan arrived on a fire truck for his funeral Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Monroe, a town in Orange County north of New York City where he lived.

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The 54-year-old city firefighter, the father of two daughters, suffered a heart attack last Saturday just after completing his tour.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called Sullivan "a good man" who responded to multiple emergency calls even while in pain. 

Sullivan was a member of the Special Operations Command at the Fire Department of New York.

(© 2019 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)