It is with great sadness that the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) shares the passing of Sergeant Terry Sleavin. Surrounded by his family and friends, he died Saturday, June 3 after battling cancer.
Sleavin started as a Golden Valley patrol officer April 1, 2002 after serving eight years with other law enforcement agencies. He was promoted to sergeant in August 2020 and acting assistant chief of operations in April 2022. His wife, Jennifer Sleavin, is also a long-time Golden Valley police officer who currently holds the rank of sergeant.
“Terry was a dedicated public servant who rose through the ranks during his near 30-year law enforcement career,” said Police Chief Virgil Green. “He was a family man, a wonderful colleague to so many, and above all else, a good friend to those within the police department. His personality will be greatly missed by those who have known him over the past decades and those of us who haven’t known him as long.”
“As our department grieves, we ask our community to come together for his family in this time of sadness,” said Green.
The GVPD will share details regarding funeral services as the family makes them known.