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Funeral Held for Former State Public Safety Director Michael B. Sullivan

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Thursday, September 13 a funeral was held in Montgomery for former state Public Safety Director Michael B. Sullivan.

Friends said Sullivan died Monday in a Montgomery hospital after an extended illness. He was 66.

Sullivan was a veteran of the state Department of Public Safety, including serving as assistant director in Gov. Fob James’ administration and director under Gov. Don Siegelman. As a trooper, he provided security for the University of Alabama football team under four coaches.

His career in public safety spanned almost 34 years.

Sullivan retired in 2000 and became a lobbyist. He was active in programs serving the mentally disabled, including holding state and local offices in the ARC.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Marker Sullivan; two sons, Michael Christian Sullivan and Joseph Adam Sullivan; and three stepchildren.

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