Sergeant George Daniel Sullivan

Sergeant George Daniel Sullivan

University of Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Tuesday, January 13, 1998

George Daniel Sullivan

Sergeant George Sullivan was found beaten to death next to his patrol car near an information kiosk on Center Street 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 6th, 1999, the was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

Sergeant Sullivan had served with the University of Nevada Reno Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Hatchet
  • Offender Sentenced to death


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20 years have passed. I’m greatful that I shared a small part of your life here on earth. I read all the posts that have been left. They help us all with your passing. Most of all your wife’s post you would be so proud of her. My the lord always bless her and your family. You touched our hearts.


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