Police Officer Shawn Phillip Bandy

Police Officer Shawn Phillip Bandy

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, December 6, 1998

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Shawn Phillip Bandy

Officer Shawn Bandy succumbed to gunshot wounds the day after being shot in the head twice by automatic gunfire. Officer Bandy and two other officers were attempting to stop a van wanted in connection with an abduction earlier in the day.

As they were attempting to stop the vehicle a suspect in the back opened fire on the cruisers, striking all three officers. Officer Bandy was the passenger of the first marked cruiser when he was struck in the head by two of the rounds. The driver of the second unmarked vehicle was struck in the head by one of the rounds, and his partner was injured by flying glass.

Four of the suspects were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. The fifth suspect was sentenced to 5 to 15 years.

Officer Bandy had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his daughter, parents, and brothers.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 427

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 5, 1998
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Sentenced to life

abduction, investigation

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I did not know you, but I was thinking about you today. I didn't begin my career until almost 15 years after your passing, but people from the Ninth Precinct and all over our department still talk about you. Thank you for what you did that night.

Police Officer
Detroit Police Department

July 3, 2019

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