Kaila Sullivan Biography – Wiki
Kaila Sullivan was a police officer who died after being struck during a traffic stop on the 2000 block of San Sebastian Court on night shift duty about 8:30 p.m. The 16-year veteran was among a group of officers attempting to arrest a man wanted on a warrant related to a domestic violence case, Nassau Bay Police Chief Tim Cromie said. Police said that during the stop, the man managed to wrestle free from officers, get back into his vehicle, and then hit Sullivan as he drove away, Cromie said.
Help us locate fugitive Tavores Dewayne Henderson, 21, who is wanted in connection w/Nassau Bay Police Sgt. Kaila Sullivan’s death. Help us bring this suspected cop killer to justice. @CrimeStopHOU may pay up to $20K in reward money. Call 713-222-TIPS or 713-274-9100. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/f4YhBW2Ltq
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) December 11, 2019
Kaila Sullivan Age
She was 43 years old
Kaila Sullivan Death
According to the police department in the Clear Lake area, 43-year-old Sgt. Kaila Sullivan was one of the officers conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of San Sebastian Court around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The driver of the vehicle is wanted on a Harris County warrant for assault on a family member, police said.
While trying to arrest the driver, police said the suspect fought with officers and was able to break free, re-enter the vehicle, and hit Sullivan as he drove away.
Sullivan was taken to HCA Clear Lake Hospital by ambulance, where she died.
Early Wednesday, officers from several different law enforcement agencies gathered outside the hospital to salute her body.
Patrol units followed the vehicle carrying her body to the medical examiner’s office.
Then sheriff’s deputies, Houston police and Webster police took a moment to salute her again.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says everyone in the law enforcement community is grieving with Nassau Bay.
Tavores Henderson, suspect in the death of Sgt. Kaila Sullivan is accused in what @HarrisCountyDAO referred to as a “4 county crimewave” with cases in Harris, Montgomery and Galveston counties. He had cases in Fort Bend County which were dismissed. https://t.co/IfgHBeyOBe #kprc2 pic.twitter.com/VTTYmTfuh7
— Tulsi Kamath (@tulsi_kamath) December 11, 2019
Tavores Dewayne Henderson is identified as the killer of police Sgt Kaila Sullivan. Blue Alert issued in search of suspect Tavores D. Henderson by Texas police.
Tavores Dewayne Henderson, 21, is wanted in connection to Sullivan’s death. He is a black man, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 130 pounds, and may be armed, ABC 13 reported.
Henderson, who was wanted on a domestic violence warrant, broke free from police while being handcuffed and hit Sullivan while fleeing from the traffic stop, according to the Associated Press. Police said he likely still has one handcuff attached to his wrist.
Blue Alert issued in search for suspect in Texas police officer’s death
City officials said there has been an “extreme outpouring of support and donations” since news broke of Sullivan’s death Tuesday night. In order to handle all the phone calls, two hotlines were set up for people wishing to pay their respects or offer donations. Those hotlines are 281-841-4420 and 281-979-2271.
“Pray with us. We’re going to need all the help we can,” Denman said. “We’ll get through this. We’ve a strong community, a great police force, team…we’ll be OK.”
Report to City Council: Mayor Turner extends condolences to Sgt. Kaila Sullivan’s family and the Nassau Bay Police Department. Sgt. Sullivan was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/jJXa4RpvL5
— Mayor_HOUCommunications (@houmayor) December 11, 2019
Another heartbreaking loss. On behalf of the #ArlingtonTX community and police department, we extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of @NassauBayTX Sgt. Kaila Sullivan.
In memory of Sergeant Kaila Sullivan, Nassau Bay, TX Police Department. pic.twitter.com/qpb2pPLZ9g
— Romeoville Police (@Romeoville_PD) December 11, 2019
Once again, in less than one week, we mourn the loss of another Houston Area Law Enforcement Officer. Sergeant Kaila Sullivan, your sacrifice and service to the community will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/UciE8MCczk
— Harris County ESD 48 (@HCESD48) December 11, 2019