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Deputy Sheriff Andy Todd Early

Audrain County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, February 1, 2006

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Andy Todd Early

As the current Sheriff of Audrain County, I will say, Andy was injured and passed before I could know him well.

My passion is police dogs, and my current dog (which I'm training as I type this) is K9 Andi (a female GSD) and is named in his memory.

She will do what Andy did day to day - what she can to protect the fine people of Audrain County.

I'm honored to handle his name sake - a fearless, dedicated member of the Audrain County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Matt Oller
Audrain County, Missouri

June 22, 2023

Thank you, sir, for your service, and God bless you in your journey to the other side. God bless your family. You have our deepest condolences.

Jua gilltrap
One who respects those who protect and serve.

February 4, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Early,
On today, the 11th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Audrain County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 1, 2017

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 5, 2012

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedication to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 1, 2012

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 19, 2009

To the family and friends of Deputy Andy Early and his fellow deputies:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Andy's memory on the third anniversary of the day Andy so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

Please know that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement and police survivors will always be by your side on each step of the journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Andy gave to his community and the citizens of Missouri, and the supreme sarifice he and his family made on February 1, 2006 and each day since his injury occurred. God bless this brave officer and those who love him.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer

February 1, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them and let them feel your presence so they know you are near. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 1, 2009

Andy was one of the most caring and helpful people I have ever known and had the opportunity to work with. Andy was one of my FTO's and I have great admiration for him.

Whenever I think about Andy, I always think of the times we teased him. Andy was kinda short and when he was wearing his bright orange traffic jacket, we would tease him a little and call him a traffic cone, Andy always laughed and said haha funny.

Andy had lots of spirit and could turn a persons bad day good. Andy was fair and I truely believe whatever his actions or decisions were, they were with fairness and respect. He was one of the good guys.

God bless you Andy.

Jeff Knipp
Frmr Audrain County Sheriff's Dept.

October 23, 2008



May 1, 2008

Dear Sir: I was Andy Early's nurse for the last 3 years of his life. He died while I was taking care of him that day. There has never been a better friend than Andy, he is deeply missed and when I moved to Texas I became a Corrections Officer. I heard he is being honored in Washington, but don't know details. Could someone give me more information? We were so lucky those that had the chance to know Andy. Laurie

Laurie Childress Correction Officer III
Texas Dept of Criminal Justice

April 5, 2008

Thank You for your service and sacrifice. YOU are a HERO!!You may have left us but you will never be forgotten...God Bless your family and friends...Rest in Peace..

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 4, 2008

Deputy Early,
It has taken over two years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Aurdrain County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 30, 2008

Deputy Early,
you are not forgotten

March 27, 2008

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