Kevin Sullivan swims against the tide


Constable Kevin Sullivan on one of the Bourke Police and Community Outback Treks. Kevin says ‘they used to give us police vehicles to travel on the Outback Treks back then’. Photo supplied


Former Bourke police officer and now country singer-songwriter Kevin Sullivan is about to embark on an Australian tour promoting his new single, ‘Against the Tide’.

Kevin spent his early days as a young police constable at Bourke from 1985-1988, including many hours as a volunteer announcer on 2WEB.

Now retired with a distinguished policing career under his belt, Inspector Kevin Sullivan, is a former forensic crime scene investigator who was heavily involved in the Thredbo Disaster of 1997 and the Waterfall Train Disaster of 2005.

Leading the Australian Defence Force Bomb Squad at the 2000 Sydney Olympics was one of the highlights in his distinguished policing career.

Although Kevin says he loved every day of his policing years, he believes his passion has always been in music.

“Against the Tide is about embracing who I am – my age, my stage in life, my sound, my appearance and my music.

“Music has always been my passion and I’m an example of ‘it’s never too late to chase your dreams’. Music has always been my dream and so that’s what I’m doing,” Kevin said.

Kevin is starting his ‘Sulli-Van Tour’ in Queensland and says anything is on the cards and on the list from there.


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