Police Officer Andre Barksdale

Police Officer Andre Barksdale

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, November 2, 1987

Andre Barksdale

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.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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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