OBITUARY

Officer Tyrone DaVince Andrews

May 22, 1962July 14, 2018

Tyrone DaVince Andrews was born May 22, 1962 to Otis Lee Andrews Sr and Elizabeth Ann Talton Andrews in Marion, La. Tyrone accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized as a member of Marion Baptist Church. Tyrone graduated Marion High School in 1980 and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northeast Louisiana University (ULM). During the summers of his youth, Tyrone worked diligently for his father in the logging industry. After graduating from college in 1987, Tyrone moved to Dallas, Texas to pursue a career in law enforcement. He began his career as a jailer in Dallas County and shortly thereafter joined the Dallas Police Department where he has served for the past 27 years. Tyrone’s entire law enforcement career was dedicated to helping others. The youth in the community held a special place in his heart. He served as one of the Cub Scout leaders for an inner-city Dallas neighborhood and was a positive male role model. He also created lifelong friendships with residents in the communities that he served. As a Field Training Officer, he provided leadership and valuable guidance to dozens of rookies over the years. Tyrone also enjoyed serving as a School Resource Officer in the Richardson Independent School District. He is preceded in death by his parents, Otis Lee Andrews, Sr and Elizabeth Ann Talton Andrews. He leaves to cherish his memory: Sisters Sherrye D. Andrews of Cedar Hill, TX, Sharon Rena Jones of Garland, TX(Paul), and Tamara Dattola of Frisco, TX(Tony). Brothers, Otis Lee Andrews II of San Diego, CA(Chris) and Michael Todd Andrews of Marion, LA. He is survived by a host of nieces and nephews as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins. Tyrone loved his family. Family gatherings were not complete without him. He always supported his nieces and nephews’ sports, musical interests, and other extracurricular activities. He was known for his phenomenal memory, sense of humor, and love of music. In the absence of his parents, Tyrone took on the leadership role in the family and was a selfless giver. Tyrone created several traditions with his nieces and nephews that included trips to Six Flags, the State Fair of TX, Disneyland, Santa Land, and of course IHop and Cracker Barrel.

Services

  • Public Visitation Wednesday, July 18, 2018
  • Dallas, TX Funeral Services Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Marion, LA Funeral Services Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, July 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

Officer Tyrone DaVince Andrews

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Clara (Cathy) Wilks-Brown

July 22, 2018

Dear Family, I remember Tyrone as a kid, he was so kind and generous to all especially his family and friends. Weeping may endureth for a night but joy cometh in the morning. Remember the good deeds that Tyrone done in the community of Marion and Dallas Texas. He was a genuine person.

Respectfully,
Clara (Cathy) Wilks-Brown

Fredrick Tyrone Patterson

July 21, 2018

Tyrone was my trainer and my friend. Every time we would meet, Tyrone would say,” Fredrick Tyrone.” I would say .“Hey Tyrone.” He always had the right thing to say to everyone. He told me when I got off training who I would be partnered up with on my calls. Of course, he was right. I will be forever changed because he impacted my life so powerfully with his strong but gentle touch.

Bishop Jesse Fudge

July 19, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Tyrone Andrews while attending the Dallas Police Academy in 1990/91. Tyrone was senior to me by 1 or 2 classes. He was such an humble person compared to many that I worked with over my seven year career. We even had the pleasure of being assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division after graduating from the police academy until my departure from the department in 1997. I was truly saddened to receive a call while working from a former retired Dallas PD colleague sharing that Tyrone had passed. It was truly unbelievable to hear such news because I'd recently visited with him while working out at the same gym in Duncanville TX within the past couple of months. He never mentioned that he was ill & certainly showed no signs of it. That certainly speaks to his character because I've never known him to complain even when times were tough during our years of working together as law enforcement officers. He was truly a jewel & will certainly be missed. I have no doubt he loved Jesus Christ & I know I will have the pleasure of seeing him again in the resurrection of the saints of Almighty God. My prayers & condolences are extended to his family.

Humbly submitted,

Bishop Jesse Fudge
Heaven's Embassy Church of Duncanville TX

Carrie Haynes

July 19, 2018

Tyrone,
It's hard to believe that your physical presence will not be here on Earth any longer. However, it is good to know that your spirit lives on in all who love you. Over the years, you have been an excellent example of a faithful son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. You will be deeply missed. Love you forever. Carrie (Andrews ) Haynes and your Milwaukee family.

Kevin Williams

July 19, 2018

In 2008 I meet Tyrone he was my first phase trainer and quickly became my friend and elder. While training me on how to be a Police Officer he always gave me words of encouragement and consistency was positive. He wanted me to succeed and he always would say “Good buddy you going be just fine and you are going to be a real go getter on this department. When I left the department in 2015 we always keep in touch I and would call him just to check on him and ask how was doing health wise. Tyrone’s response again always positive and would say I am about to retire soon. The wisdom, the words of comfort and encouragement helped me become who I am today professionally. My heart is deeply saddened to learn of his passing. He will forever be a friend of mine. And will truly missed. To the family my God bring you comfort in your time of mourning. God gives comfort to those who mourn. May God bless you and keep you.

Kevin Williams
Deputy US Marshal

Tayana McElrath

July 19, 2018

May God rest your soul Andrews....praying for continuous strength to the family during this difficult time.

SONJA WARREN

July 19, 2018

You were MY OFFICER... you showed me the city... taught me the short cuts through traffic.. wined me and dined me... perfect example of a Gentleman.. a lasting Friendship... you worked Sundays but would let me repreach my Pastor's messages to you... 15 minutes away from you my whole life Marion/Bastrop, but it took moving to Dallas for our lives to cross paths... You have answered your last call ... SALUTE 💙💙💙😘 #ALWAYShadmy6

Michael Mondy

July 19, 2018

He was always being a good friend, sharing laughs and good conversations.

Portia Wilson

July 19, 2018

It’s rare that you meet a person with such sincere compassion for people, always helpful, always smiling and always in a good mood. Just about 6 years now I’ve been with Dallas PD I can’t think of a single time that I encountered you and wasn’t met with a smile. You, your smile and your presence will definitely be missed Sr Crpl Andrews. May you and your soul now rest peacefully in the arms of God.

- with love and sympathy 💙🖤💙

Ph6 Williams

July 18, 2018

Officer Andrews was an excellent officer. I met him while working DWI. The moment I met him, I knew he was different in an excellent way. RIH Tyrone. You will be remembered for your excellent work and your smile.