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Sergeant George Daniel Sullivan | University of Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada University of Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada


George Daniel Sullivan

University of Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 13, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Edged weapon; Hatchet

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Sergeant George Sullivan was found beaten to death next to his patrol car at approximately 1:00 am.

Sergeant Sullivan was ambushed by a man who held a hatred for law enforcement officers. The man attacked him with a hatchet, fatally wounding him. His body was found by two university employees walking through campus.

After murdering Sergeant Sullivan, the suspect took his gun belt and gun and fled the area. He was arrested two days later after a standoff with the Salt Lake City, Utah, Police Department. On October 6, 1999, the was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

Sergeant Sullivan had served with the agency for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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Many thanks for your service in our police department. My prayers be with your family. I hope that they can heal from this terrible tragedy.

John Haseltine - Civilian
March 26, 2016


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