Twin Lakes PD lieutenant dies in car crash

Twin Lakes Police Lt. John Andrews died in a one-car crash in Racine County Saturday.

Here is a statement on Andrews’ death released by Twin Lakes police Chief Dale Racer on Sunday:

Lt. John Andrews /Earlene Frederick photo

It is with deepest regrets that this department announces the death of Patrol Lieutenant John J. Andrews. Lieutenant Andrews succumbed to injures he sustained in a one vehicle accident in Racine County on Saturday, February 19, 2011. Lieutenant Andrews was also a part-time investigator for the Village of Big Bend and a retired Detective Lieutenant with the Milwaukee Police Department. The accident is being investigated by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

Lieutenant Andrews had been employed by the Village of Twin Lakes since January, 2010 and employed part-time as an investigator with the Village of Big Bend Police Department since January 2009. Lieutenant Andrews had a stellar career with the Milwaukee Police Department, serving 25 years from August 1983 through October 2008.

Lieutenant Andrews is survived by two daughters, ages 14 and 8.

Funeral arrangements are pending.”



  1. Elaine Arbeau says:

    My sincere condolences go to the daughters of Lieutenant Andrews as well as the Village of Twin Lakes and the Village of Big Bend Police Departments and the Milwaukee Department with whom he worked for a number of years. Our daughter is an auxiliary officer with the Greenfield Department and told us of Lieutenant Andrews passing. Our prayers will be with you all.
    Elaine Arbeau
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

  2. Raymond R. Sucik says:

    I am deeply saddened by the death of John, an investigator I had deep respect for while we worked on homicides in the City of Milwaukee. My prayers go out for his children and for him. I am sure he will be greatly missed.

  3. Robert W Farkas says:

    My sincere condolences to Johns entire family. I knew John to be a fine Officer, truly a good person and hard working individual.
    The last time I spoke with him was at an Irish dance competition where he was spending time with his family as a proud and dedicated father.
    He will be missed by many.

  4. JT Gabrish says:

    RIP you are not forgotten!

  5. chuck roessler says:

    so sorry to here the news about john. I worked with john while on MPD. He was a great person and a fantastic cop. Our prayers goes out to his family, friends and fellow law enforcement family.

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