Police Officer Andre Barksdale

Police Officer Andre Barksdale

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, November 2, 1987

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Andre Barksdale

Officer Barksdale was shot and killed with his own weapon after responding to a domestic disturbance at 7 p.m. at 12695 Blackstone Street.

Officer Barksdale engaged in a struggle with the suspect as he slit the throat of his six-month-old child, killing her. The suspect also shot another officer at the scene. That officer returned fire killing the suspect.

Officer Barksdale was survived by his three-year-old son, his mother, two brothers, and three sisters.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 5083

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Rest in peace Officer Barksdale.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2019

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