Jackson Lamont Holmes (born July 15, 1996) is a main character in the TV series, The Sullivans.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland in July 1996. Jackson is the second oldest of the four children of retired Army Colonel Frank Holmes and a former medical examiner, Laura Holmes. His older brother Terrell served in the Army, but was given an other-than-honorable discharge after two years following a conflict with a superior officer, and later became a legitimate arms dealer while also working as a CI for the Denver PD Vice Unit. His younger sister Jennifer is a Army CID Agent and his youngest brother Peter is a Army medic, currently on tour in Iraq.
Jackson enlisted in the Army and was deployed twice, once to Afghanistan, one in Iraq. He became a Special Forces Army Ranger after completing training at Fort Benning in Georgia. After serving as an Ranger for three years, including two on Delta Force, making the rank of Corporal, and achieving a few medals and commendations, he was honorably discharged. He then joined Denver Police Department and met ICU nurse Kim Quincy. Jackson passed the detective exam and joined the Family Justice Unit in 2026. He and Kim married after dating two years and are expecting their first child at the beginning of the series.
Jackson becomes a father for the first time early in the season when his pregnant wife Kim goes into labor, while she and her friend are stuck in a light rail train. With the help from his colleague and partner Andrea Donnell, Jackson goes to the train station, where transit authority are eventually able to get her out of the train and to the hospital where she gives birth to their son. They named their son, Franklin James - short for Franklin.
Jackson plays a major part in a joint sex trafficking case with the FJU and Vice Unit. Later, he deals his own family issues when his brothers Terrell and Peter become victims of police brutality with Terrell's sons and their sister Jennifer's daughter being witnesses. The incident and investigation almost damages Jackson's partnership with Andrea after it was revealed that the police officers were under her brother Michael Donnell's command until the FJU solve the case and the two families rebuild the trust between them.
Jackson and Andrea attempt to move on, but two months later, they face another bumpy ride when Mikey is arrested for murder following a night out with his colleagues. Jackson is the first people to believing Mikey is a killer after seeing all the initial evidence at the scene, but Mikey is ultimately cleared. Days later, Jackson grows suspicious about Andrea's behavior after overhearing her argument with Lieutenant Robert Evans. Later, Jackson confront Andrea in the squad's bunk room. She tells him that she has a relationship with Evans when she was 18, explaining the full details of the relationship. Jackson tries to comfort Andrea, but she tells him that the situation is more complicated.
Later, Jackson and Andrea comfort Hannah Wie after her sister Lisa dies in childbirth as a result of being brutally beaten by her estranged, abusive husband Jason. After Jason is arrested for murder, Jackson witnesses Andrea gets upset as Hannah blames herself for Lisa's death and describes how will Lisa's baby girl will never know her mother. Andrea tells Jackson that she decided to tell Drake and Katherine the truth. Jackson supports Andrea when she tells Drake and Katherine the full story about her relationship with Evans and having his daughter, Audrey. Following this, Andrea finally reports Evans to Eugene Winder, and Drake and Jackson show the former's daughter Mary's video of Evans and Andrea's argument. When Audrey disappears, Andrea wants to help in the search for her, but Winder benches her due to her personal involvement in the situation. However, Jackson opts to get his partner involved. They sets out to tracks down Audrey along with their respective brothers, Mikey and Terrell and Mario Nazario who joins in the search for Audrey.
During the search for Audrey, Jackson apologizes to Mikey for not believing that he was innocent, admitting that what happened to Terrell and Peter as part of the reason. Mikey accepts Jackson's apology and then, Jackson gets a call from Drake who reveals where Audrey and Evans are. The FJU arrives at the location and quickly engages in a shootout with a group of corrupt Secret Service agents. Following a tense showdown, Evans, the agents and other conspirators in the ring are arrested by the FJU. Days later, Jackson volunteers to help out Drake and Katherine with the investigation. When Dr. Fleiss discovers something unusual on Andrea's medical records and tells the three that Evans might have done more than just abuse her. Jackson goes at the safe house where Andrea is to ask about her medical records. He then calls Drake to inform him that Andrea just confessed something important.
When Drake and Katherine arrive at the safe house, Andrea tells them that that Evans raped her on the night she fought back against him. After the assault, she knocked him out in anger and left him for good. She admits that she didn't go to the hospital and have a rape kit done because she was worried about her family finding out, but she was a lot of pain. A month later, Andrea went to the hospital for a check up, and discovered that she was pregnant and believed it might have been the result of the rape. She admits she is embarrassed to tell Audrey the truth about how she was conceived. After Andrea's confession, Jackson admits to Drake that he is worried that Evans tries to manipulate his way out and escape justice, but Drake assures him that Evans will pay for his actions and nothing bad will happen to Andrea and Audrey. A day later, Jackson learns that he has been called up to testify and gets worried when he reveals that he hasn't been on a witness stand before in his career. Despite Jackson's worries, his colleagues reassure him.
The next day, Jackson takes the stand, but soon notices some of the defendants smirking and poking fun at him after Nelson makes a racist joke. Judge Ed Walsh silences the defendants as Jackson answers all questions from the prosecution and defense. Afterwards, Nelson continues to mock Jackson despite Walsh's stern warnings and Jackson furiously slugs Nelson, causing Walsh to have Nelson and Secret Service agent Reed Williams, who also attacks Nelson in anger over his remarks, in contempt. A hour later, Jackson's family and friends comfort him outside the courtroom as he apologizes for losing his temper and starting the brawl, fearing that he may have messed up the case. Drake, Katherine and Andrea, however, promise him that he did his best and did nothing wrong. Jackson is later relieved when Nelson, Ryder, and the remaining members of the ring are found guilty and Evans and Williams get long sentences as part of their plea deals.
A former Special Forces Army Ranger from a military family, Holmes appreciates the privilege to serve, and hates those who try to pose as military veterans and steal valor. He is known to be blunt and straightforward while working on cases. He also has a low tolerance for racism, especially from fellow police officers, as shown in the second season after his brothers are racially profiled.
- Service weapon: SIG Sauer P-220