Transcript for 1st Sacramento officer killed in the line of duty in 20 years
As you know our officers handled a call in the 200 block of redwood avenue. To mediate a disturbance between a male and a female. As we informed you earlier one of our officers were shot during the incident with what we believe was a rightful. Additional resources for utilized to rescue the officer in transporters of the hospital. And said to share with you tonight. That we lost her one of our own. Officer Tara Christina O'Sullivan died at the hospital. Opposite Tara Sullivan was shot and killed. She gave her young life while protecting our community. Tar retired by the Sacramento police department in January of 2018. In July that same year she entered our police academy. As academy classy team BRQ. She graduated later that year December of 2018. Tar was in face training is scheduled to shatter when a couple of weeks which basically means to choose it to rule. We're devastated tonight. There are no words convey the depth of sadness we field. Or how how how heartbroken. We are for a family of our young revolves. The men and women of our department will continue to do our jobs to protect the community. And we withdraw from the strain. In courage of terror. Our hearts are with cars family whose pain can hardly be imagined. Her department has been called on before to shoulder it's the immense grief. Of losing an officer. And we have done so in honor. I'm confident we will do so again and in doing so we will honor Tara and the Kurds it she showed. Yesterday. Our hearts are with cars family whose pain can hardly be imagined. We ask all of our community to hold their family in their thoughts and prayers. This continues to be active in cement. We will provide additional information with more detail. As we continue to take every step to peace you're resolve the situation. He's been twenty years. Since our department has lost one of its alone in the line of duty. But our last two academy classes. At each lost an officer. In the line of duty. Both Natalie corona. And Tara O'Sullivan had bright futures. Ahead of them. They were committed. To our communities. Committed to protect answers selflessly. They have big dreams. And even bigger hearts. Tara was a child development major from Sacramento state. She was committed to service. She was in the first graduating class. Of a ground breaking program at Sacramento state the law enforcement candidates scholars program. Known as lax the first of its kind in the nation. The program emphasizes the importance of inclusion in cultural competence for future law enforcement leaders. Of which Tara undoubtedly. Would have been. She graduated purchase it from our December saccharine a police academy. As in was completing her training at just 26 years old. Our thoughts are also with the officers tonight we're still engaged. With the incident. That led guitar is. Tragic deaths. May Day the officers who were still out there in this tragic evening. In safety.
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