SACRAMENTO, California (AP) – Hundreds of law enforcement officials will mourn a rookie Sacramento police officer killed in what authorities described as an ambush while she responded to a domestic violence call.
Tara O’Sullivan, 26, had been on the job about six months when she was shot. She is the first Sacramento police offer killed on duty in 20 years.
Following the funeral more than 500 police vehicles are expected to join a roughly 30-mile procession through California’s capital city to a funeral home south of Sacramento.
O’Sullivan was helping a woman remove belongings on June 19 from a north Sacramento home when she was shot by Adel Sambrano Ramos, prosecutors said. It was 45 minutes before police got to O’Sullivan while a heavily armed Ramos engaged in an hours-long standoff with officers before his capture.