He was one of the many InGen Security Division troopers who were called in by Vic Hoskins to help contain the Isla Nublar Incident of 2015. He was sent in, along with many other troopers, to kill the Indominus rex, using Owen Grady's Raptors to track it down. Upon locating the hybrid, the Indominus started communicating with Owen's raptors, and promptly became their new Alpha. During the subsequent battle, Sutherland was pounced on by a raptor and dragged away to his demise, his death being witnessed by everyone in the Control Room.
- An almost identical scene can be seen in Aliens (1986) when a Marine's helmet cam shows him being dragged away while screaming, before his camera crackles into static.
- He is often mistaken for T. Alexander, another trooper who is shown being killed from the perspective of his helmet camera. The confusion is because of the quick cut from Alexander's to Sutherland's camera.