Deputy Sheriff David Earl Andrews

Deputy Sheriff David Earl Andrews

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 12, 1973

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David Earl Andrews

Deputy Sheriff David Andrews was shot and killed during a robbery attempt at a service station at 3762 S Normandie Avenue while he was off duty.

A suspect tried to rob him in the gas station's restroom and shot him when he identified him as a law enforcement officer. The suspect stole Deputy Andrews' service weapon and department identification before fleeing. The suspect was arrested, convicted of Deputy Andrews' murder, and has since been released from prison.

Deputy Andrews had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for four years. He was survived by his fiancée, parents, sister, and his brother.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Released from prison

off duty, robbery

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Deputy Sheriff Andrews,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 12, 2023

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