Police Officer Julie A. Engelhardt

Police Officer Julie A. Engelhardt

Lansing Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, February 12, 1988

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Julie A. Engelhardt

Officer Julie Engelhardt was shot and killed after responding to a call from two boys who had reported a man had taken their sled away near 624 E. Holmes Road. When Officer Engelhardt confronted the man, he shot her. Officer Engelhardt returned fire, critically wounding the suspect.

The suspect was found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to a mental institution.

Officer Engelhardt had been with the Lansing Police Department for 14 years. She was survived by her two sisters.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 755

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Committed


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Appreciate her ultimate sacrifice protecting our city. I came upon a plaque in this park honoring Officer Englehardt that led me here. It did not mention the details of the event. Deeply saddened we lost her. The Egyptians have a saying, “To speak of the passed is to have them live again. I’m so happy to see good people doing that for Julie.

Jade Richardson
Citizen of Lansing

April 15, 2022

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