Sarah Essen was an officer in the Gotham City Police Department, and the second wife of James Gordon. Becoming romantically involved with Gordon during his first marriage to Barbara Eileen, they later wed following his divorce. Essen was murdered by the Joker during No Man's Land. Sarah Essen was created by Frank Miller and Dave Mazzucchelli, first appearing during their Batman: Year One story in Batman #405. (1986)

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