By John Murray
Fred Sullivan was the Chief of Police in Waterbury for 17 years, from 1968 to 1985, longer than any officer in city history. Sullivan died on January 22nd, and was buried today after a ceremonial send-off from members of the Waterbury Police Department at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Church. Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary served five years in the police department under Chief Sullivan in the 1980s, and was promoted to detective by Sullivan. O'Leary eulogized Sullivan, and said the former chief was instrumental in creating community policing in Waterbury, helped establish PAL, and was the first Waterbury police officer to attend the FBI National Academy in Washington D.C..