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Sergeant George Daniel Sullivan

University of Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Tuesday, January 13, 1998

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Reflections for Sergeant George Daniel Sullivan

Hey Sarge. Sorry that it has taken me so long to get this posted, but just saw this heartbreaking story the other day when doing a search on Google for old partners.
Even thought it's been twenty-three years since I left UNRPD Reserve Division, I can still remember the great times I had working swings with you. I think back now about the time I joined UNRPD fresh from Sonora (Toulumne County) California where I had been a patrol deputy for nine years. I remember the great times we had when you were my FTO. I remember how you once told me not to change lanes in an intersection. Something that we didn't have to worry about in Toulumne as it being a rural county in the Sierra Nevada's, the majority of our roadways at the time were all two lane. I can remember the great times we had on patrol when, as the only POST certified Reserve Officer UNR had, I worked for a three month period on swing with you when one of the full timers was in the academy. Not to mention the fantastic conversations we would have over coffee or lunch at Day Break. I will always thank you for the trust you showed in me and my abilities as an L.E.O.
One of the fantstic things that still stands out in my mind today is the love you had for your wife and family. Never did a day go by that you did not mention them to me.
You were, and will be for many, many years to come, not only a great credit to the law enforcement community, but on of the best of human beings.
I think now of the article I wrote for Police Products News in 1983 called, "Why". One of the lines in says, "They kiss their families 'Goodbye' each day not knowing if they will return"
I know you never failed to kiss your wonderful family 'Goodbye".
As long as I draw a breath on this planet, I will think of you with the fondest of memories, you were then, and always will be, Sgt. "Sully" to me.
I am currently in the process of publishing a book called "Brothers", and I will consider it my duty now to make sure to put a mention honoring you on the cover page Sgt Sully.
May you rest with all our 'brothers' that have gone before.
Your 'Brother' always.

Deputy Sheriff - Don Anderson
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

April 16, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirteenth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 13, 2011

Georgie, my friend, man do I miss you and our telephone conversations. Many years have gone by pal but when I look at your photo I can hear your voice and the advice you always offered
I was blessed to have had you as a training officer. My time with you, Sauter and the boys at UNR was a gas. I tell people about you George. You were an awesome cop You are not forgotten and never will be as long as I am breathing. You were such a natural at being a cop. You knew the law and enforced it fairly. You had a gift in dealing with people. You were intelligent, witty, kind and caring. I miss those dinner breaks we shared. You always spoke of your love for Caroline and the kids. Always a project going on. You were the consummate family man. I miss you my friend. We all miss you. Always in my prayers

Robert Burcina retired officer
PPD and UNR George was my training officer and my pal

October 30, 2010


I drop by here from time to time. I still think back on the days of you at UNRPD and how we met. You were there when I was beginning my law enforcement career. I think of you often and think about the nights I spent riding with you. I learned so much from you. You will always be the example of what a Law Enforcement Officer should strive to become. Rest In Peace My Friend.

Chief U.S. Ranger-Brian Martin
Department of the Interior

March 25, 2010

i was in reno at the time of the incident '
i just want to say rest in peace patrolmen paul e bradley
fort monmouth police departmnent

patrolmen paul e bradley
fort monmouth police department

July 1, 2009

Hey George:

I just wanted to stop by your memorial page and say hello. I sure do miss you and your sense of humor. Dad and I talk about you quite often, and I will always remember you for the friend you were to my parents and me. I often think about your advice, you know, about not making fun of the southerners, well I didn’t listen, and yes you were right. I miss chatting with you and I know one day we will see each other again. I pray that your family is doing well. I am so proud of the way the DA’s office handled the case, they are top notch guys. Just know that you will never be forgotten and I will always remember you. You are the best! Take care my friend.

Virginia State Police

July 6, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You are a true hero to us all and will never be forgotten. God bless your family and friends


January 21, 2008

On the 10th anniversary of Sergeant Sullivan's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Sergeant Sullivan is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

January 13, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA

January 13, 2008



manchester, nh

January 4, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 2007

I cannot believe it has been more than 9 years since you were taken from us. I think of you often, George - and of your family. Many of us wait for justice and closure, but it can never ease the loss of you, my friend. I play bagpipe music for you every year, but not a lament - a happy tune that I hope you will like and makes me smile remembering the officer that always had a smile for me on the UNR campus. Do Mo Chara Mhath {Irish Gaelic for "to my dear friend"} Eilíshe

Elizabeth Rose MacLean
CJ Student/Investigative Reporter

May 8, 2007


Former Police Officer
District Heights, Maryland

January 13, 2007

A man remembered with love and respect never dies but continues to live on in the hearts and minds of others.Sgt Sullivan, I see from your reflections that you are such a man.May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord bless your loved ones.

January 13, 2007

I have just become aware of this site,I am a Reno resident and that night is very clesar in my mind and heart, I would like to send out my heartfelt sympathy, I too am a daughter of a fallen officer and the pain is still there after 31 yrs. I hope this venue will help others express their grief and know we all care about each other..God bless

Daughter of a fallen Offcier

September 11, 2006

I saw on the news today some murder was executed in Carson City and I thought of your killer and then of you. I decided I was better off thinking of you then Vanisi. I did not know this posting was here. I think of you often and about once a year or so I pull up this site just to see your mug. I know you are proud of Caroline and the kids as you watch them from your post up there.

Whenever I think of you I always remember you sticking your head in my garage all the time to say hello and then a goodbye because you had to read to the kids. You were, no, are a great dad. Only a great dad would have the tenacity to invite a young man with his eye on his daughter to change Kyles diapers. I think I laughed for days thinking about that kid up to his elbows in a mess thinking to himself "I dont ever want to do this again" It worked. By the way time proved that was a "GREAT" call on your part.

That's all for now. You are missed but remembered well.

Jim Haggarty

April 27, 2006

You are not forgotten...

January 13, 2006

Sarge, I've been a cop for about 25 years, almost 21 at Harvard and in all that time, I've been on what we call "
WATCH 1"(graveyards) for roughly 19 years. I just read the posting by Sgt. Mark Covington where he quoted you as saying, "There are two kinds of people who work graveyards, those who fall asleep occassionally and those who lie."

How right you are, and I don't lie. That line alone is cause for respect, but it's safe to say, you earned respect every day of your life and from so many quarters of society. That fact is shown in the reflections of your family and friends.

The picture accompanying the memorial page shows what appears to be a pretty affable guy. The reflections back that up. I'm sorry I never had the pleasure and privlege of meeting you.

God bless you. Also, may God bless your family, both the family at work and the family at home who obviously loved and looked up to you. Even after all these years, it's a safe bet you are sorely missed.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 28, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

May God continue you to grant you eternal peace and bring peace and comfort to your loved ones.

A hero never dies....

January 13, 2005

Not a day goes by that we don't think of you. You are in our daily converstations, remembering your humor and love. Christmas was always your favorite time of the year, so as we put up our Christmas lights today, and as we climbed ladders, and used staple guns, you were in our hearts AGAIN! It's been nearly 7 years since you were killed, but your life still affects those who knew you, and even those who didn't, so you didn't die in vain. We can now talk about you and laugh and smile. Sometimes the tears still come, but I think it will always be that way. Our children are growing like weeds, and in so many ways, in your likeness. They are loving, kind, and generous, just like their Dad. Jesus Christ has been our source of peace and strength. God rest you, honey, and we pray that you are resting in His Holy arms..

Carolyn Sullivan

December 4, 2004

Hero! You can now rest in peace. A grateful citizenry thanks you.

September 22, 2004


Sir, I am sorry for not coming here sooner, I was not aware this site was here. I miss your humor and the way we used to talk about car stereos, I remember when you installed my first car stereo and you gave me tips and pointers on how to wake the neighborhood, not to mention that the stereo was worth more than the car.. I know that my family also feels the pain of your departure. Someday we'll meet again, until then, take care and we miss you.



June 15, 2004

You were the better part of us, always causing me to laugh.
God Bless and Keep U.
Your Bro, Len

Background Investigator
Yavapai County Sheriffs Office

April 19, 2004

Rest in peace..god bless

Watch Commander/A.Dumas
Bishop State Community College Campus Police Dept.

March 24, 2004

This makes me sick to my stomach. Your wife needed you, your
children needed you and your department needed you. A life for a
life, hardly seems like justice to me. You had so much more to give.
May God comfort all those who are still grieving your passing. Life is
difficult at times and the Lord Jesus wants to help carry our burdens. He
gives us many beautiful promises in His Word to help us through our
valleys. I pray you will feel His presence and know His peace. God

Lynn Kole
Washington State

October 6, 2003

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