Governor Newsom Statement on Death of Sacramento Police Officer


SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of Sacramento Police Department Officer Tara O’Sullivan:

“Officer O’Sullivan represented the best of what we hope to be as human beings in her selfless service to the community and readiness to help those in need,” said Governor Newsom. “She knew the dangers of the job, yet chose to dedicate herself at such a young age to those values anyway. Today, Jennifer and I join the Sacramento community and all Californians in expressing our deep condolences, and stand in solidarity with Officer O’Sullivan’s family, fellow officers and those she served so honorably.”

Officer O’Sullivan, 26, died Wednesday night after she was shot at the scene of a domestic disturbance in Sacramento.

Officer O’Sullivan began her service at the Sacramento Police Department in January, 2018 as a community service officer, going on to enter the police academy as a recruit and graduate in December, 2018.

In honor of Officer O’Sullivan, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.