Police Officer Andrew Dunn Sandusky Police Department Ohio EOW: Saturday, March 19, 2011

Photograph: Police Officer Andrew DunnPatch image: Sandusky Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer Andrew Dunn
Sandusky Police Department

End of Watch: Saturday, March 19, 2011

Biographical Info
Age: 30
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, March 19, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Apprehended

Police Officer Andy Dunn was shot and killed while attempting to question a suspect.
Officer Dunn was on patrol when he attempted to stop and question a male riding a bicycle. As he approached, the suspect opened fire. Officer Dunn was killed and the suspect was wounded in the ensuing gun battle.
Officer Dunn had served with the Sandusky Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Related Line of Duty Deaths

Agency Contact Information
Sandusky Police Department
222 Meigs Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: (419) 627-5863
Please contact the Sandusky Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

Sandusky — According to police around 3 a.m. a Sandusky Police officer responded to a man on his bike and shots broke out, killing the officer.

The officer who was killed in the line of duty is Officer Andrew Dunn.

Police say the suspect was also shot during the incident and flown to the University of Toledo Medical Center by Lifeflight.

Officer Dunn leaves behind a wife and two small children.

No further information is being released at this time.


SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northern Ohio say a police officer died after apparently exchanging gunfire with a suspect, who was seriously wounded in the shooting.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says Sandusky police officer Andrew Dunn died after the shooting about 3 a.m. Saturday.

The sheriff’s office says Dunn had stopped the suspect, 50-year-old Kevin Randleman of Sandusky, as Randleman was riding a bicycle. Authorities did not immediately explain why Dunn stopped Randleman or what prompted the shootings.

Authorities said Dunn was shot multiple times and died at a nearby hospital. Randleman was flown to a Toledo medical center for treatment.

Officials said Dunn had been with the Sandusky police for about three years and was married with two young children.

(UPDATED 11:12 A.M.) Sandusky police Officer Andrew Dunn was shot and killed in the line of duty early Saturday morning after a shootout with a suspect who was also wounded.

Shortly after 3 a.m., shouts of "Shots fired!" and "Officer down!" rang out from the police scanner as Sandusky Police Department officers rushed to the scene.

Dunn had approached Kevin Randleman, 50, 900 block W. Adams St., as Randleman rode down Tyler Street on a bicycle, said Erie County Sheriff Terry Lyons at a Saturday morning news conference.

Gunfire was exchanged between the two, with Dunn sustaining multiple gunshot wounds, Lyons said.

Dunn was rushed to Firelands Regional Medical Center’s emergency room, where doctors pronounced him dead at 4:33 a.m.

The suspected gunman, Randleman, also suffered at least one gunshot wound and a medical helicopter flew him to the University of Toledo Medical Center’s trauma unit, where he’s being treated for that injury.

Police didn’t say what transpired that led to the shooting, or why Officer Dunn initially approached Randleman.

"It will be part of the investigation to determine that," Erie County Sheriff’s Cpt. Paul Sigsworth said. "There was no call. This was a self-initiated activity by Officer Dunn."

Dunn has been on the force for three years, following in the footsteps of his father, a 24-year veteran with the Sandusky Police Department.

Dunn is married and has two young children, including a 5-month-old.

Sandusky police Chief Jim Lang said Dunn was a "fine, young officer."

Dunn is the first officer in the Sandusky Police Department’s history to be killed in the line of duty, Lang said.

Lang requested that the Erie County Sheriff’s office take over the investigation. Lyons said the sheriff’s office is working with the state Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation to process evidence from the scene.

Randleman has an extensive criminal history — which includes assault, gun and alcohol and drug charges — and has served several stints behind bars.

"Our hearts and prayers are with (Dunn’s) family," Lyons said.


2 Responses to “Police Officer Andrew Dunn Sandusky Police Department Ohio EOW: Saturday, March 19, 2011”

  1. 1 Principal Inspector REMIENCE March 19, 2011 at 15:52

    God bless him and his family. My sincere condolences. One colleague from Belgium.

  2. 2 Sean Stewart March 22, 2011 at 01:21

    I arrived in the ER while visiting Sandusky for treatment of a swollen tonsil around 3AM and was taken back to a room. Moments later Andrew Dunn arrived, where my doctor was then needed. As I waited for his return, the medical staff seemed to be frantically attempting to revive him; my cousin who accompanied me into the room was watching through a seam in the privacy curtain. All of the events were audible to me… and I suppose it was between 4:30AM & 5:00AM that I heard those who must have been the family grieve heavily on through the time that I left the hospital. I could tell that he was loved without a doubt by many people. His family has been in my thoughts, and I can’t imagine the pain that they must be feeling. I’m so sorry that this happened.

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