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Police Officer Andre Barksdale | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Andre Barksdale

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, November 2, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Barksdale was shot and killed with his own weapon after responding to a domestic disturbance. Officer Barksdale engaged in a struggle with the suspect as he slit the throat of his 6 month-old child, killing her. The suspect also shot another officer at the scene. That officer returned fire killing the suspect.

Officer Barksdale was survived by his son and mother.

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I remember this incident as if it was yesterday and I still miss you Dre!

Sergeant Mark Young
Detroit Police
December 28, 2015

 

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