Deputy Sheriff Thomas Eugene Andrews

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Eugene Andrews

Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, December 4, 1976

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Thomas Eugene Andrews

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Andrews was shot and killed while working an undercover operation in the parking lot of a hotel at 2712 Gratiot Avenue.

During the operation, a suspect attempted to rob him and he identified himself as a deputy. The suspect then shot and killed him.

The subject committed suicide with Deputy Andrews' gun early the next morning as officers attempted to arrest him. An accomplice turned himself in later in the day.

Deputy Andrews had served with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

robbery, undercover

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