Tara O’Sullivan Biography
Officer Tara O’Sullivan has died after being shot while helping a victim of domestic violence move belongings out of her home in North Sacramento. She was a female Sacramento police officer has died after being shot by a gunman during a domestic violence call, which led to an eight-hour standoff.
Tara O’Sullivan Age
She dies only 26 years old young female police Sacramento officer.
Sacramento Police Rescued after Shot
.@SacPolice Officer killed last night was a 2011 graduate of College Park HS in Pleasant Hill. Here’s Tara O’Sullivan’s senior photo. Flags at the school are at half staff today in honor of the young officer.@nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/9yzgmVtQ7A
— Ali Wolf (@awolfTV) June 20, 2019
Sgt. Vance Chandler said an armored vehicle was brought in to rescue the wounded officer, but it took more than 45 minutes to get her to a hospital because the gunman kept firing a rifle.
The standoff in the 500 blocks of Redwood Avenue ended early Thursday morning when the suspect surrendered to police.
O’Sullivan had only been serving the city’s police department for 18 months when she was killed.
Chandler said nobody else was hurt and the woman who was being helped by the officer escaped unharmed.
‘Our officers maintained cover in safe positions until we were able to get an armored vehicle in the area,’ said Sgt. Vance Chandler.
Tara O’Sullivan Police Programs
“This program has given me many opportunities to understand what it takes to be a leader in law enforcement,” O’Sullivan said in a video on the program.
Tara, a Sacramento Police Officer, was responding to a domestic violence call when she was fatally shot by a gunman in North Sacramento. She was only 26 years old. I am devastated that this young and promising life has been lost to such violence.
Tara enrolled in the Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars (LECS) Program at Sacramento State and was in the first class to graduate from that program in 2017. She is remembered as one of the brightest scholars in LECS and as a highly active leader. Tara graduated from Sacramento State in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development. She loved the San Francisco Giants and was excited to start her career in law enforcement.
Tara began her formal training with the Sacramento Police Department Academy in July 2018 and graduated in December 2018. Since January, she has served with the Sacramento Police Department.
Our hearts go out to Tara’s family, friends, classmates, and fellow officers. This exceptional young officer will be remembered by the Hornet Family for her intelligence, commitment to public service, and bravery.
Tara O’Sullivan was one of four seniors involved in the program. She was described as a child development major. In 2017, the program wrote on Facebook, “A big thank you to everyone that made it out to the LECS Program Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the achievement of the first 4 of our candidates to go on to the Sacramento Police Department Academy — Tara O’Sullivan, Denzel Recaen, Joshua Miles Heredia, Timothy Blocker!! We are so proud!?”
A white hearse and multiple police cars and motorcycles are stationed outside the UC Davis Med Center emergency departmenr, where officer injured in North Sacramento shooter situation was taken pic.twitter.com/Of5OeAq6SK
— Sammy Caiola (@SammyCaiola) June 20, 2019
“LECS is a one-of-a-kind program,” Melissa Repa, interim director of Sac State’s Career Center, said in the Sacramento State article on the program. “There are law enforcement programs on other college campuses, but unlike them, LECS challenges the ‘status quo’ and focuses on changing the outcomes we currently see in law enforcement. LECS prepares individuals to enter a law enforcement academy as potential future leaders and change agents.”
O’Sullivan was listed as a dean’s honoree at the school in 2016.
O’Sullivan was raised in Pleasant Hill and graduated from College Park High School, NBC Bay Area reported. She attended Diablo Valley College and California State University, Sacramento.
Tara O’Sullivan Shot in a Yard
Sacramento police Sgt. Vance Chandler said in a press conference on the evening of June 19, 2019 that, shortly before noon, police received a call of a disturbance between a male and a female.
Shortly after 3:30 p.m, police responded and made contact with the female at a separate location from the active incident. After that, police went to a residence in the 200 block of Redwood to help her gather some of her belongings. There were multiple officers present, Chandler said.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Tara O’Sullivan, 26, died after being shot by a gunman in the domestic violence case
- She was helping a woman move belongings out of North Sacramento home
- Responding officers took 45 minutes to reach mortally wounded officer because of gunman continuing to fire on them
- The suspect surrendered to police just before 2 am following an eight-hour standoff
- O’Sullivan had been on the force for just 18 months; she is the first Sacramento police officer to have died in the line of duty in 20 years