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 had served with the Detroit Police Department for two years. He 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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It seems like it was just yesterday that we were celebrating our graduation from the Detroit Metropolitan Police Academy. I recall that Barksdale and Taylor made up a song about different Officers in our Academy class (86-F). Those were good times.
May God continue to bless Andre Jr & his family.

Detective Mark Burke
Detroit Police Department

November 8, 2022

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