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Police Officer Andreas Mellert, Jr. | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Andreas Mellert, Jr.

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Friday, November 17, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.30

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Mellert was killed while executing an arrest warrant for failure to appear on a traffic violation charge. The arrestee had not resisted, but his father was enraged and as Mellert and the suspect left, the father opened a window and shot the patrolman in the back, killing him.

The suspect was arrested after a standoff with more that 200 police. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on May 22, 1951.

Officer Mellert was survived by his expectant wife, who had a daughter on New Year's Eve.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 61rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 17, 2011

 

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