Police Officer Juan Andino

Police Officer Juan Andino

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, June 15, 1984

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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. A female officer who was near the scene and heard the shots stepped in inside the store and shot the suspect twice, leaving him in critical condition.

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

Just before the suspect, 24, grabbed Officer Andino's gun, witnesses stated he turned to them and said, "Cops ain't ---- without their guns; watch this". He then grabbed the gun. The suspect was convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He has a parole hearing in December of 2023.

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


  • 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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Hard to believe it"s been 40 years ago today that we lost PO Andino. I remember him always smiling and talking to the rookies welcoming them to the 40 pct. He was taken away way too soon. RIP.

PO William Hughes
NYPD {ret.}

June 15, 2024

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