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Police Officer Andrew Scott Dunn | Sandusky Police Department, Ohio Sandusky Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer

Andrew Scott Dunn

Sandusky Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 2083

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Andy Dunn was shot and killed while attempting to question a suspect.

Officer Dunn was patrolling near Tyler Street and Hayes Avenue when he saw a suspect riding his bike in the street with no lights. Officer Dunn tried to speak to the suspect, but the suspect evaded the officer and kept riding. Officer Dunn then turned on his overhead lights and pulled the suspect over.

As Officer Dunn exited the cruiser, he noticed that the suspect had his hand in his pocket and asked him to show his hands. At that point the suspect opened fire and Officer Dunn was hit with five rounds. Though critically wounded, Officer Dunn managed to raise his gun and return fire, emptying 12 rounds from his .40-caliber Glock service pistol at the suspect, who ran away, but was struck twice in the arm.

Back up officers arrived at the scene soon after the shooting and paramedics transported Officer Dunn to the hospital where he passed away.

The subject was apprehended nearby. In August 2012 he was convicted of Officer Dunn's murder and sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole or judicial release.

Officer Dunn had served with the Sandusky Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, parents, two sisters, step-mother, and two step-siblings.

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I keep saying how much I miss you and I couldn't miss you more and that's a lie because something comes up that reminds me of you or something I need to talk to my big brother about and your not here and I miss you that much more when I really thought it wasn't possible!! This world is making me crazy and you would be so sad to be here with all that is going on.. I know that you are aware of how hard it is down here for all of us "survivors" I am glad as these Officers..these Heroes are making their way to heaven you are there to welcome them. I miss and love you!!

Nakia Dunn-Stookey. Dispatcher
Sister/ Erie County Sheriffs Office
July 18, 2016

 

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