Police Officer Andreas Mellert, Jr.

Police Officer Andreas Mellert, Jr.

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, November 19, 1950

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Andreas Mellert, Jr.

Officer Mellert was killed at 11:15 a.m. while executing an arrest warrant at 1011 Alger Street for failure to appear on a traffic violation charge.

The arrestee had not resisted, but his father was enraged and as Mellert and the suspect left, the father opened a window and shot the patrolman in the back, killing him.

The suspect, 53, was arrested after a standoff with more than 200 police officers. He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on May 22, 1951.

Officer Mellert was survived by his expectant wife, who had a daughter on New Year's Eve.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 283

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

warrant service

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Rest in peace Officer Mellert.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 20, 2022

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