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Police Officer Shawn Phillip Bandy | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Shawn Phillip Bandy

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, December 6, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 427

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/5/1998

Weapon: Rifle; AK-47

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Shawn Bandy succumbed to gunshot wounds the day after being shot in the head twice by automatic gunfire. Officer Bandy and two other officers were attempting to stop a van wanted in connection with an abduction earlier in the day.

As they were attempting to stop the vehicle a suspect in the back opened fire on the cruisers, striking all three officers. Officer Bandy was the passenger of the first marked cruiser when he was struck in the head by two of the rounds. The driver of the second unmarked vehicle was struck in the head by one of the rounds, and his partner was injured by flying glass.

Four of the suspects were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. The fifth suspect was sentenced to 5 to 15 years.

Officer Bandy had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his daughter, parents, and brothers.

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A great person and the son of Sgt Max Bandy. Rest in Heaven both of you. He valiantly worked as a Police Officer at the start of his career in Detroits Tenth Precinct where i first met him. I went on to work with his father Max Bandy at Armed Robbery Unit. Both were great men. God Bless their souls and loved ones.

Investigator Stanley Granger Ret.
Detroit Police Department
September 18, 2017


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