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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

Suspect: 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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Still remember your smile after all these years. Keep a watch over all the actives out there. Rest in peace Shawn.

Fred Jorgensen
DPD Retired
October 28, 2014

 

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