Sergeant Wright (first name unknown) was the Los Angeles police sergeant assigned to the front desk at the station where a Series 800 Terminator slaughtered 16 officers on duty the night that Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese were brought in for questioning.
Wright talked briefly to the T-800, which asked to see Connor, refusing the T-800's request and stating she was busy making a statement. Sergeant Wright offered the T-800 a chance to wait, but the T-800 declined. Moments later, Wright looked in horror as the T-800 drove a car through the entrance, which continued into the bulletproof glass area of his desk. Wright was killed by this forced entry, which gave the T-800 access to the police station in an effort to murder Sarah Connor. In the Terminator's attempt to do this, it would result in a gun battle where 16 more policemen would be murdered by the T-800.
- Wright has the minor distinction of being the very first character in the Terminator film series to which the T-800 utters its famous catchphrase, "I'll be back."
- In the novelization of The Terminator, the character is named Sergeant Rothman.