Deputy Sheriff Andy Todd Early

Deputy Sheriff Andy Todd Early

Audrain County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, February 1, 2006

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Andy Todd Early

Deputy Sheriff Andy Early succumbed to injuries sustained ten years earlier when he was involved in an automobile crash while on patrol.

His vehicle struck a patch of black ice and slid into a ditch.

He became paralyzed from the neck down as a result of the crash and remained under the direct supervision of a doctor until passing away.

Deputy Early had served with the Audrain County Sheriff's Office for six years. He was survived by his two children.

K9 Andi of the Audrain County Sheriff's Office was named in honor of Deputy Andy Early.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 855

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, December 27, 1996

routine driving, single vehicle crash

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As the current Sheriff of Audrain County, I will say, Andy was injured and passed before I could know him well.

My passion is police dogs, and my current dog (which I'm training as I type this) is K9 Andi (a female GSD) and is named in his memory.

She will do what Andy did day to day - what she can to protect the fine people of Audrain County.

I'm honored to handle his name sake - a fearless, dedicated member of the Audrain County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Matt Oller
Audrain County, Missouri

June 22, 2023

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