Police Officer Andy Begay

Police Officer Andy Begay

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch Saturday, December 5, 1987

Andy Begay

Officers Andy Begay and Roy Stanley were shot and killed while investigating a party where alcohol was being used.

Their bodies were later dumped in a patrol vehicle, transported to a remote location near Lake Powell and set on fire.

Two suspects were convicted of the murders and sentenced to prison.

Officer Begay had served with the Navajo Division of Public Safety for 12 years, and was assigned to the Kayenta District. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Utah
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Though I never had the pleasure to meet Andy, i felt like i got to know him while investigating his and Roy Lee's murder. I was one of several FBI agents who partnered with the Navajo Tribal Police to bring their murderers to justice. During the course of the investigation, I learned that Andy was a beloved and excellent officer. In every picture I saw of him, Andy always had a big smile on his face. What a huge loss to his family, the Navajo Nation, the law enforcement profession and our country. Andy remains in my thoughts to this day, 30 years later. To Andy's family, he was a great man, thank you for his service and sacrafice.

Jeff McKinney
FBI Retired

December 13, 2017

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