Police Officer Tara Christina O'Sullivan

Police Officer Tara Christina O'Sullivan

Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Tara Christina O'Sullivan

Police Officer Tara O'Sullivan was shot and killed at the scene of a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Redwood Avenue at 6:10 pm.

She was standing in the yard while assisting a woman to retrieve belongings from a home when a male subject inside opened fire with a rifle, striking Officer O'Sullivan. The subject continued to fire at other officers, preventing them from reaching Officer O'Sullivan or rendering aid to her. Approximately 30 minutes later an armored vehicle arrived, and they were able to rescue her from the yard. She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her wounds.

The subject remained barricaded inside the home for several more hours while negotiators communicated with him. He surrendered at 2:00 am the following morning.

Officer O'Sullivan had served with the Sacramento Police Department for six months and previously served as a Community Service Officer.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 349

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender In custody

ambush, domestic

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I met her once while. She was helping with a welfare check on an elderly she was so sweet and actually willing to help and its sad cause with no disrespect but wen ur a female cop alot of times they are not as nice due to they have to prove themselves or so they think but they dont cause girls can do it just as good as guys but sullivan she was eager to help and pleasant about it i cried wen i heard this like as i knew her for years but only met her once i am sorry for ur loss i know im not a officer so im not sure if this will get to anyone

Jaime carter
Someone she helped out

September 26, 2019

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