Sergeant Andrew M. Redding

Sergeant Andrew M. Redding

Lantana Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, February 12, 1974

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Andrew M. Redding

Sergeant Andrew Redding was killed when a 22-year-old man ran a red light and broadsided his patrol car on the passenger side at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and U.S. Route 1.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle both suffered minor injuries.

The subject was charged with running a red light and manslaughter. He was sentenced to 20 years probation with the condition that he not drive until his probation ended.

Sergeant Redding was a United States Marine Corps Korean War veteran who had served with the Lantana Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Woodbury, New Jersey, Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

routine driving

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Sgt. Redding,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 12, 2024

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