Police Officer Juan Andino

Police Officer Juan Andino

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, June 15, 1984

Juan Andino

Officer Juan Andino was shot and killed while questing a man suspected of stealing a pair of eyeglass frames from a shop.

Officer Andino was walking his beat 3rd Avenue near 149th Street in the Bronx when he was approached by a shopkeeper that informed him that a man had entered his store and taken a pair of eyeglass frames. As Officer Andino and the storekeeper were walking back to the store so Officer Andino could take a report, the shopkeeper spotted the suspect. Officer Andino approached the suspect and had him accompany him back into the store so he could investigate the complaint.

While Officer Andino was questioning the suspect, the suspect attacked him and was able to gain control of his gun. The suspect then fired three rounds, two of which struck Officer Andino in the head. Another officer, who was walking a nearby beat, heard the shots and entered the store. She shot and wounded the suspect and with the help of a third officer, took the suspect into custody.

Officer Andino was removed to Lincoln Hospital where he died from his wounds.

The suspect was later convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Officer Andino had been a member of the New York City Police Department for 11 years. He was assigned to the 40th Precinct.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 14339

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

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Juan was a true "stand up" cop. While the rest of us were dying from the heat on post wearing only our uniforms shirts and vests, Juan walked out of the station every day parade ready, dress blouse and all. You would have thought he was going to his own graduation. That day Juan was walking my post, cause I had collared up the day before and spent the evening at court. When I came in later in the day I was given the news. That day I got myself assigned to stand watch over his casket at the wake. But first, I was given the job of taking home his shield and getting the blood off so it could be place on his uniform. I sat in my kitchen, crying like a baby, as I scrubbed every drop of blood from his shield. The next day I placed that shining clean shield on John's chest. The family chose to have a closed casket, but I know that John had a spotless, shining shield on his uniform and John knew. That's all that matters.

PO Kevin Young
NYPD (retired)

February 21, 2018

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