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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 had the honor of riding 51 miles on behalf of Officer Andrew Dunn in the Texas Wheels of Justice Heroes Ride yesterday. It greatly saddens me that Officer Dunn's life was extinguished so quickly and thoughtlessly by the individual who opened fire on him while he was serving to protect members of his community. I am inspired by his courage and bravery - he opened fire while he was gravely wounded! He was truly a hero. Our country needs more men like him. I wish to extend my condolences to his family and may you find comfort and hope to continue living without him.

Rochelle Bridges, LMFT
Friendswood Family Counseling
October 10, 2016

 

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