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On Friday, March 25, 2011 Sandusky Police Officer Andrew Dunn was laid to rest. Officer Andrew Dunn was shot and killed in the line of duty on Saturday, March 19, 2011 as he attempted to stop a black male who was riding a bicycle without lights at approximately 3:00a.m.

The actor initially failed to stop for Officer Dunn, however Officer Dunn was able to get the actor to stop a short time later. Officer Dunn contacted dispatch of his location. As Officer Dunn exited his patrol vehicle, he observed that the actor had his hand in his pocket. He was ordered to show his hands, at which time he pulled out a gun and opened fire on Officer Dunn striking him 5 times.

Though critically wounded, Officer Dunn was able to raise his .40 caliber Glock and empty 12 rounds at the fleeing suspect, striking him twice in the arm. Officer Dunn was able to transmit "Officer Down" "shots fired" on his radio before losing consciousness. Backup officers arrived within moments and found Officer Dunn critically wounded. EMS transported Officer Dunn to the hospital where he succumed to his injuries a short time later.

Officers canvassed the area and located the shooting suspect. The suspect was apprehended and transported to the hospital for his gunshot wounds.

Officer Andrew Dunn was 30 years old and had been with the Sandusky Police Department for 3 years. His father is also a Sandusky Police Officer. Andrew leaves behind his wife and two young sons.

An estimated 1,000 Law Enforcement Officers attended the funeral for Officer Andrew Dunn, to honor the fallen hero. It was a cold, snowy, dreary day as the funeral service began, however by the time that the service had ended, the snow had quit, the sky brightened and the sun started to shine, an apparent sign from above welcoming yet another fallen officer to patrol Heaven's streets.

Thousands of people lined the streets along the funeral procession to honor their Hometown Hero. Some held up signs, others waved flags and others released blue and white balloons as the procession passed by, taking the fallen hero to his final resting place.

R.I.P. Officer Andrew Dunn.....Gone but never Forgotten Sandusky PD 2083

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