Marshal Andrew A. Bastendorff

Marshal Andrew A. Bastendorff

Utica Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, June 5, 1929

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Andrew A. Bastendorff

Marshal Andrew Bastendorff was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary at a local clothing store.
He was inside the store when he heard a noise at the rear. When he went to investigate he looked out of a window and was shot and killed.

Six weeks later a man, 34, that police had been looking for five years was arrested and became the only suspect in Marshal Bastendorff's murder. He was the last member of the notorious Jawarski Gang to be arrested. He was wanted for several bank robberies, the murders of four bank guards, and blowing up an armored car in Cloverdale, Pennsylvania, that killed several people. Because of all he did, the investigation of Marshal Bastendorff's murder was never fully investigated and he was never charged.

Marshal Bastendorff was survived by his two children. And is buried at Utica Cemetery in Utica, Michigan.


  • Age 66
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never charged


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Marshal Bastendorff,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Utica. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 5, 2019

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