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Police Officer Andre Barksdale

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, November 2, 1987

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Reflections for Police Officer Andre Barksdale

Rest in peace Officer Barksdale.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2019

I miss you pops

Andre Barksdale

May 2, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Barksdale.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 15, 2019

Officer Andre Barksdale will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your service. May your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

I remember this incident as if it was yesterday and I still miss you Dre!

Sergeant Mark Young
Detroit Police

December 28, 2015

Thank you for your heroism and for your service. You are not forgotten.

Police Officer Scott Hockenberry
Metroparks Police

December 12, 2015

thank you my brother for your courage and dedication, rest in peace...until we meet above my friend.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

November 3, 2015

Hey Dre I just stopped by to let you know I will never forget you! Mark

Sgt. Mark Young
Detroit Police Department

December 28, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


November 6, 2009

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 13, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 30, 2007

As does Sgt. Young, I too remember the day you died. Godspeed to your soul, you will never be forgotten!

Sgt. John Jacobson
Oakland County Sheriff's Office

March 12, 2007

I never met you but I know you're a hero. God bless you and your family

September 14, 2005

Andre you will never be forgotten, I remember you and I remember the day you died. You and your family will always be in our hearts and prayers.

Sergeant Mark Young
Detroit Police Dept.

May 19, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

November 2, 2004

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, November 2, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of P.O. Andre Barksdale who died on this date six years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Barksdale's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

November 2, 2003

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