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Eugene Carroll Winder, Sr. is a main character in the TV series, The Sullivans.


Born in New York City, New York in July 1969. He joined the NYPD in 1990 and worked there until he transferred to Denver PD in 2007. During his time in the NYPD, he heard about the murder of Police Detective Gordon Ashford and most of his family, but he never met them during his time in New York. In 2014, then-Sergeant Winder was the investigating detective on the case when Drake Sullivan was framed for murder and, after helping to clear him, convinced him to join Denver PD afterwards. He eventually rose the rank of Captain and is now the commanding officer of the newly formed Family Justice Unit.

Winder is happily married to his wife Jane for over 20 years. They have two adult sons, Eugene Jr. and Anthony. Eugene Jr. is finishing medical school at Denver Health Medical Center and Anthony is finishing college and opts to join the FBI as an agent.

The Sullivans

Season 1


Season 2

After the FJU forms a joint-operation with with Denver P.D.'s Vice Unit on sex trafficking case, Winder was assigned along with Vice Sergeant Alicia Pearce to head up the investigation. Throughout the season, Winder got involved in many of his detectives' personal situation; Hannah Wie's battle to save her sister Lisa from her abusive husband and the aftermath of Lisa's death, the wrongful arrest of Jackson Holmes' brothers Terrell and Peter by racist officers under the supervision of Andrea Donnell's brother, Sergeant Michael "Mikey" Donnell, which nearly damaged the relationship between Holmes family and Donnell family, and the fire at Katherine's office which nearly killed Hessa Cohen and Mario Nazario.

Winder was shocked when Andrea confessed to her abuse at the hand of her family friend Robert Evans and having his daughter, Audrey especially after Drake and Holmes revealed the former's daughter Mary's video of Evans and Andrea's argument. After the three detectives' revelations, Winder comforted Andrea and promised her that Evans will pay for his crimes. He worked with Drake, Pearce and their detectives as they talks about their plan to follow Evans.

Season 3



Winder is a tough and gruff, but loyal Denver Police Captain. He is shown to a stern, but supportive commanding officer and father figure to his subordinates and will do whatever he feels is needed to get justice.


  • A unnamed father
  • Jane Winder (wife)
  • Eugene Winder Jr. (son)
  • Anthony Winder (son)


  • Service weapon: .357 Magnum