Police Officer Lloyd "Mike" Todd

Police Officer Lloyd "Mike" Todd

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, September 12, 2022

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Lloyd "Mike" Todd

Police Officer Mike Todd succumbed to complications of gunshot wounds sustained on December 5th, 1998, by gunfire at Nashville Street and Westphalia Street in Detroit at 11:10 pm.

Officer Todd and two other plainclothes officers were attempting to stop a van wanted in connection with an abduction earlier in the day. Once the van started to flee, a pursuit ensued, and Officer Shawn Bandy and another officer joined in the chase.

When the van slowed down, a suspect in the back opened fire on the cruisers, striking all three officers. Officer Todd, who was driving, was shot in the head. Shrapnel and glass from the windshield hit another officer. Officer Bandy, the passenger of the first marked cruiser, was struck in the head, neck, and chest by multiple rounds. Bullet fragments and glass hit Officer Bandy's partner.

All officers were transported to St. John Hospital, where Officer Bandy succumbed to his injuries the following day. Officer Todd remained in a coma for over two months and spent a year in a rehabilitative facility. He was paralyzed on the left side of his body, lost his right eye, and suffered partial brain damage. He required 24-hour care until succumbing to his injuries 23 years later.

Four suspects were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. The fifth suspect was sentenced to 5 to 15 years and was murdered in 2017 after being paroled.

Officer Todd was a United States Coast Guard veteran and had served with the Detroit Police Department for five years. He is survived by his son, sisters, and brothers.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 473
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 5, 1998
  • Weapon Rifle; AR-15
  • Offender Life in prison

abducted, ambush, investigation

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To the family/friends of Lloyd “Mike” Todd,

My name is SPO Thomas and officer Lloyd Todd is my silent partner. I am honored to be his silent partner and to learn about a very brave man. The devastating events that happened on December 5, 1998 brings tears to my eyes, and chills to my body. My heartfelt condolences are sent to the entire family and to his friends. I’ve heard many great things about Officer Todd. He will always be remembered and honored. Officer Todd Thank you for your service, protection, dedication, and sacrifice. I will continue to train hard For you.

God “Please guide the surviving family members of officerTodd. Help them to recover from the pain of loss. Give them faith, comfort and a strong heart to be able to eventually go on in their daily lives.”

SPO Thomas
Detroit Police Department class 24-H

May 11, 2024

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