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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Julie and I were friends during high school years and later. She and her mother encouraged me to learn how to knit. I remember her search for the right career, and once she found it she never stopped talking about it: she loved helping people and she really enjoyed her work. She was a courageous woman, so full of life. I'll never forget her.


October 24, 2017

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