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 in a mental institution.

Officer Engelhardt had been with the agency for 14 years and 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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AJ (Aunt Julie) would have been 66 on the 3rd of February, but she was taken from us too soon. I often wonder what my life would be like if I had her to confide in.

Carrie Mullins

February 12, 2020

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