Officer Lisa Louise Sandel

Officer Lisa Louise Sandel

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, January 13, 1989

Lisa Louise Sandel

Officer Lisa Sandel and Officer Mark Fleming were killed in an automobile accident while chasing a stolen vehicle.

During the pursuit the police car spun out of control and struck another vehicle head-on. Officer Sandel succumbed to her injuries at the scene and Officer Fleming succumbed to his injuries the next day.

The subject they were chasing was apprehended two days later and sentenced to two 10 year sentences for manslaughter.

Officer Sandel had served with the Dallas Police Department for two years. She was survived by her parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 9 months
  • Badge 5580

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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A long overdue thanks to Lisa and her family. I originally learned of Lisa's passing via the news media within a few days of her passing (Austin newspaper). Not long before, I'd read a news feature in one of the Dallas papers about her recent career start as a DPD officer; I admired her decision, as I'd recently attended Kansas State and knew Lisa as a team mate in the KSU track and field program. She seemed well suited for police work; she always showed resolve, had an admirable degree of toughness and showed a pragmatic perspective tempered by a pleasant demeanor. I remain saddened by thoughts of her early demise while protecting her community. God speed, Lisa. You live on in my thoughts. -AG

Andy Gillam

May 10, 2018

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