Police Services to honor fallen police sergeant at golf tournament
University Police Services will sponsor the second annual Sgt. George D. Sullivan Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Wolf Run Golf Club in Reno. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and will include a lunch, raffle and silent auction.
"Last year's event went very well," Police Services Director Adam Garcia said. "We had great support from our local law enforcement partners and from community businesses as well. Everyone we have contacted so far this year has been very supportive. We look forward to another successful event."
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Police Services Honor Fund, which provides funding for the department Honor Guard and other officer recognition activities. Last year's event allowed Honor Guard officers and other department members to accompany the Sullivan Family to National Police Week in Washington, D.C.
Each year, the President of the United States addresses the survivors at a public ceremony at the nation's capitol.
"It was an honor to share that experience with the Sullivan family," Garcia said. "It's truly humbling to be there and to recognize how many sacrifices are made in the line of work that we have chosen. We want the Sullivans to know that we will never forget their sacrifice."
Sgt. Sullivan was killed in the line of duty on Jan. 13, 1998. He had been with the University Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and five children. He has been honored by the university with a granite memorial bench placed at the east side of Manzanita Lake. The bench was dedicated in October 1998. The Police Services area in the Student Services Building was named the "George D. Sullivan University Police Complex" in January 2002.