As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
March 19, 2011
Ohio cop shot, killed questioning suspect
Officer Down: Police Officer Andrew Dunn - [Sandusky Police Department, Ohio]
SANDUSKY, Ohio — Authorities in northern Ohio say a police officer died after a gun battle with a suspect, who was seriously wounded.
The Erie County Sheriff's Office says Sandusky police Officer Andrew Dunn died after the shooting early Saturday.
The sheriff's office says 50-year-old Kevin Randleman was riding a bicycle when Dunn stopped him. Authorities did not immediately explain why Dunn stopped Randleman or what prompted the shootings.
Authorities say Dunn was shot multiple times and died at a nearby hospital. Randleman was flown to a Toledo medical center for treatment. Officials did not know if he had an attorney.
Officials say the 30-year-old Dunn had been with the Sandusky police for about three years and was married with two young children.
No charges have been filed. The sheriff's office is investigating.
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