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Police Officer Shawn Phillip Bandy

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, December 6, 1998

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Reflections for Police Officer Shawn Phillip Bandy



March 13, 2008

Hard to believe it has been nine took me under your wing on the streets of #10, showed me the ropes, and Im sure you you have me under your wing now. Rest in Peace Partner.


December 3, 2007

"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
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 13, 2007

You will not be forgotten.

"in valor there is hope"


November 4, 2007

life has changed for alot over the years since you have gone...i will tell my children about that night in december so they will no what a real hero is...i miss you and will never forget you

police officer

June 19, 2007

I remember like it was yesterday.
Rest in Peace brother.

Matt Vertin
Secret Service (former DPD 11th Pct.)

December 8, 2006

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Mother and daughter of Cleveland officers

December 6, 2006

You are still held so close by so many. God Bless you Shawn Bandy. You are not forgotten.

July 9, 2006

It wasn't until just a couple days ago that I learned about your death. What a tragic story it is. I know you are in a much better place and watch over your fellow Officer's. Thank you for the sacrafice you made for all of us, you are a true HERO.

wife of an ofc

July 8, 2006

I think of you every day and smile. You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace partner.


March 14, 2006

God Bless you, Officer Bandy. You will never be forgotten and will be remembered in my daily prayers. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and sacrifice you made protecting the citizens of Michigan. As you now sleep in God's Love and Peace.
Kathi Halligan Phila PA wife and mom of LEO

January 23, 2006

I will never Forget you.

Merry Christmas to You all:
And God Is Forever with you, And the Police Department in Michigan.
We Learn and try and Understand.

December 26, 2005

Shawn, I said a prayer for you and your Mom & Dad today at Christmas Eve Mass. The picture of you next to your scout car that your Dad gave me still hangs in my office. You and Dickie are thought of often.

Retired Investigator Dan Budz
Detroit Police

December 25, 2005

I never met you Officer Bandy, but I share a great deal of time with people that worked with you and love you. You are deeply missed by those who knew you and even those that didn't. You memory will live on forever in these hearts...

God Bless

December 6, 2005

tomorrow will be 7 years. my prayers are with your family. god bless


December 5, 2005

Tomorrow would be 9 years... Happy anniversary. You are not forgotten

December 1, 2005

I meet you years ago through you brother. You were a sweet nice man. I am sorry I didn't get the chance to know you better. We will miss you grandpa

September 13, 2005

You are not forgotten. I reflect on your dedication every day I go into work. I ask myself if I have the courage you had. I can only hope if the time comes, I make you proud..

June 14, 2005

I will forget you. You are still in our thoughts and hearts. Life has moved on but pieces of us are still with you.

March 5, 2005

Paying my respects to Officer Bandy. It is good to see so many officers from the DPD still visiting this officer's memorial. God bless each and every one of you - be so very careful out there. Thanks to all of you for the sacrifices you make every day. I can't think of another career that requires the use of a bullet proof vest. I'm sure I speak for many when I say you are truly appreciated. THANK YOU.

Up North Mich

February 26, 2005

It's been over six years and I still think about you every day. You are my hero.


January 7, 2005

Shawn, thank you for your hard work and service. We carry on with you in our hearts and minds. God bless!

PO DJ Ostrem
Mattawan Police, Mattawan, Michigan

December 16, 2004

Six years ago today.... Those that were there will never forget.


December 6, 2004

It is approaching 6 years since your sacrifice for all of us to live free and safe from harm. It should be known that your friends remember your desire to help others and man that put others first before himself. May GOD bless you in your new journey.

Brent Hardin
Former DPD, Grosse Ile PD

December 2, 2004

Shawn your tragic death was not in vain, hopefully your family and friends will have the comfort of knowing that officers around the country will always honor you and your service. I have also taken measures to ensure that the assailants will serve full term for your life! God Bless!!

Officer 1st Class George Mussini
Baltimore County Police Department (MD)

June 3, 2004

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