Officer Andre Gerard Booker

Officer Andre Gerard Booker

Henrico County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, January 12, 2003

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Andre Gerard Booker

Officer Andre Booker drowned after his patrol car sank in a 30-feet deep retention pond at the Creeks at Virginia Centre shopping center in the 9900 block of Brook Road.

He and other officers had responded to a shopping center at approximately 2:00 am to investigate reports of gunfire. Officer Booker was reversing his patrol car to block a roadway when it crashed through a small fence and plunged into the 34-degree water. The other six officers at the scene jumped into the water and tried to rescue him, but were unable to pull him out. Police dive team members were able to remove him about 80 minutes later. He was taken to MCV Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect that the officers were attempting to stop was charged with second degree murder and several other felonies. He was acquitted of the murder charge, but convicted of cocaine possession and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance, both felonies. In addition, he plead guilty to discharging a firearm in public and reckless handling of a firearm, both misdemeanors, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a felony. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Officer Booker had served with the Henrico County Police Department for two years. He is survived by his parents.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 0850

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

shots fired call

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I went to college with Andre. We both were taking Administration of Justice classes together at PHCC. We lifted weights together from time to time and graduated together. I remember when he took this job; he was so excited to become a police officer. A few years later, I heard what happened to you. I just found this page and decided to pay my respects to you. I am grateful to have known you brother!


December 8, 2021

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