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Hero Down: Georgia Bureau Of Investigation Special Agent James ‘Jamie’ O’Sullivan Found Dead

Metter, GA – Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Special Agent James “Jamie” O’Sullivan was found dead at his home on Dec. 14, according to the Chandler County Coroner’s Office.

The 51-year-old agent’s cause of death has not been released, WSAV reported.

“Jamie O’Sullivan…was a son, a father, a brother, an agent, and a crime scene specialist…but most importantly, he was a friend,” the GBI said in a video tribute on Dec. 18.

Agent O’Sullivan’s law enforcement career began in 1999, when he was hired by the Savannah Police Department.

He joined the GBI in 2007, and worked two years in narcotics before he was assigned to the Statesboro field office as a crime scene specialist, according to his agency.

“Jamie was a great mentor, co-worker and friend,” his obituary read.

Longtime friend Melissa Tillman Starling said Agent O’Sullivan was the kind of ally everyone hopes to find.

“You couldn’t ask for a better friend than Jamie. I have treasured our friendship and will keep the memories over the last 30 years in my heart,” Starling wrote in a memorial tribute. “I will miss him dearly. I will be lifting all the family up in prayer during this difficult time.”

Agent O’Sullivan leaves behind his sons, Jake and Gavin, and his girlfriend, Andrea, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his parents, siblings, and several nieces and nephews.

“Jamie will be remembered for his devotion to his sons and his dedication to his job,” the GBI said in the video tribute. “He was a mentor to his co-workers, a man of his word and a friend to many.”

Agent O’Sullivan was laid to rest on Dec. 18.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent James “Jamie” O’Sullivan, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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