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Press Release

"Sullivan Daughter's Donation" Fund Established for Children of Barrow Assistant District Attorney

December 19, 2014

(Anchorage, AK) - The Attorney General’s office announced today that a fund for the daughters of Assistant District Attorney Brian Sullivan has been established to allow the public and Brian’s colleagues to donate in his memory. Brian was shot and killed in Barrow, Alaska on Monday, December 8, 2014.

Brian, who was 48 years old at the time of his death, had worked in the district attorney’s office in Barrow since 2012 and formed a strong bond with the small Arctic community. Prior to taking the post in Barrow, Brian had worked as a private attorney in the Mat-Su Borough along with his previous work in the military as a paratrooper and JAG lawyer and his four years of service in the Washington House of Representatives.

Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny described Brian as active in his local community, including his local church. “Brian wanted to expose himself to other cultures—something he had experienced in the military and wanted to continue,” said Deputy Attorney General Svobodny. “This is what drew him to Barrow and to the people. He became involved right away and had made Barrow his home.”

Brian leaves behind his three daughters, ages 19, 16, and 14. The fund was established in Brian’s memory to benefit his children.

Brian’s family has asked that in lieu of gifts or flowers, individuals give money in Brian’s name to the memorial fund or to organizations that assist victims of violent crimes.

To give a donation to the memorial fund, you can make your check out to “Sullivan Daughter’s Donation,” account number 2412858512, and send it to:

Sullivan Daughter’s Donation
Acct. No. 2412858512
Wells Fargo
705 S. Bailey Street
Palmer, Alaska 99645

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