Officer Sheridan succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier when he was shot in the spine while attempting to arrest two suspects. After being shot, he was transported to Receiving Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The suspect who killed Officer Sheridan was sentenced to prison for his murder.
Officer Sheridan had served with the Detroit Police Department for 3 years and was assigned to the Canfield Station. He was survived by his brother, who also served as an officer with the Detroit Police Department at the time.