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 all 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 with police work. 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 conducted a ramraiding of the antechamber, 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 droid'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 it's famous catchphrase, "I'll be back."
This character was titled in the film's end credits as Desk Sergeant and was portrayed by Bruce M. Kerner, who was also the film's executive in charge of production.