Vehicle Memorial Honors Fallen Deputy Gilbert Androy Who Died In 1997


Christina Androy stands by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office vehicle “36-6” honoring her late husband, Deputy Gilbert Androy. Deputy Mike Wake now wears badge 36-6, the same number worn by Deputy Androy when he died from injuries sustained in the line of duty in 1997. (COURTESY PHOTO - Fremont County Sheriff's Office)

Deputy Gilbert Androy

Deputy Mike Wake drives the “36-6” patrol vehicle for the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. (COURTESY PHOTO - Mills County Sheriff's Office)

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is honoring a former deputy that died from injuries sustained in the line of duty nearly 25 years ago.

Deputy Gilbert Glen Androy died after falling down a flight of stairs while responding to a domestic assault call in October 1997. Upon his arrival, the door to the residence was locked and was kicked in by responding law enforcement officers. During the operation, Deputy Androy fell down a flight of stairs and struck his head. He was flown to a hospital in Omaha, where he remained on life support for two days before succumbing to his injuries.

In honor of the sacrifice of Deputy Androy, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office has placed a memorial decal on the passenger side of the “36-6” vehicle, driven by Deputy Mike Wake, who wears badge No. 36-6, the same number worn by Deputy Androy. The night of the incident, then Tabor Chief of Police Mike Wake and was riding with Deputy Androy during his patrol.

Deputy Androy had served with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department for only six days at the time of his death but was a veteran law enforcement officer. He had previously served with the Mills County Sheriff’s Office for 11 years and had served in the capacity of chief deputy under now retired Mills County Sheriff Mack Taylor.

The tribute to Deputy Androy was announced on the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

“The Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Wake now wears the badge number 36-6, in honor of Deputy Androy. The placement of the decal on the passenger side of Deputy Wake’s vehicle signifies the memory of Deputy Androy always rides with us and his sacrifice will not be forgotten,” the Facebook post stated.

 

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