Andrew Douglas McLane

February 29, 1964 - April 6, 2013
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On Saturday, April 6th, Galveston Island and the surrounding communities lost a large part of their family. Andrew Douglas McLane regained his freedom at the age of 49 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Andy served as the Chief of Police for the Jamaica Beach Police Department since 2008. Prior to his position as Chief, Andy retired from the Galveston Police Department after achieving the rank of sergeant. Andy proudly wore his badge from the time he began his career in law enforcement at the age of 18 with the Santa Fe Police Department followed by a short time as an officer for Jamaica Beach, until his death. His lists of accomplishments are tremendous and the number of lives he influenced will be recognized for years to come. Among his associations, Andy was a founding member of the Undefeated Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, helping to raise funds for the Child Advocacy of Galveston County. Andy will be missed for his smile, his laugh and his ability to tell a story. All he needed was an audience and Andy provided what was needed to help those around him with laughter, compassion and respect.

Andrew was born on February 29, 1964, in Texas City, Texas. He graduated from Texas City High School and attended Alvin Community College where he received his certification to become a peace officer.

He is preceded in death by his father, Martin McLane and his sister, Mary Hackett.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories his daughter, Ashley McLane; his mother, Elizabeth McLane; brothers, David McLane and wife, Cindy; and John McLane; nieces, Sara Hackett, and Katy Mills and husband, Tyler; nephews, Joshua McLane, and Justin McLane and wife, Katie; along with a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Andrew also leaves behind a large family of brothers and sisters of the Law Enforcement community that will greatly miss his presence.

Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 9th, at The Lyceum, 24th and Winnie, Galveston, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 10th, at First Lutheran Church, 25th and Winnie, Galveston, Texas with Rev. Doug Guthier officiating. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Andy’s life will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 11100 Highway 6 in Santa Fe.

Pallbearers will be Richard Sedgwick, acting Police Chief of Jamaica Beach; Sgt. Rudy Flores of the Texas Rangers; Gordon Morse, retired Galveston Police Department; Chief Walter Braun, Santa Fe Police Department; Christopher Sanderson of the Galveston Police Department; and Bobby Sanderson, Jr. of the Galveston Police Department.

Honorary pallbearers will be peace officers from Galveston and Jamaica Beach Police Departments, Bobby Sanderson, Sr., Joshua McLane, and Justin McLane.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society, the Lighthouse Charity Team or the charity of your choice.

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Born: February 29, 1964
Died: April 6, 2013

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Marcy Collins posted on11/30/-1

We lost a great chief. Andy was so good to me during my losses last year of Dean and Jack. I'll never forget his kindness.

 

Shirley Irving posted on11/30/-1

Andy, RIP, I know that God has called you home but you will certantly be missed so much, the laughter, the smile and your crazy way of joking: Shirley Galveston Police Central Records Divsion.

 

Debby Teague posted on11/30/-1

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I have been friends with Drew for over 18 years now.He was an amazing friend always there for me, I have memories of great vacations spent together and much laughter I will forever carry with me. He will be forever missed and loved by me. He is truly an angel in heaven now because he was my angel on earth! I love you my dear friend!

 

J.Page Norregaard posted on11/30/-1

God's speed,Andy...you will be missed!

 

Lt Mike Creech posted on11/30/-1

My dearest friend, you will be truly missed. I will never forget my last conversation with you on the phone. Rest in peace and I will always cherish your friendship, our conversations, and flights together in the helicopter. Im so sorry I couldnt be there for you in your last hrs. God bless, Mike

 

Linn Fallon posted on11/30/-1

It is rare that someone on this earth for so few years can impact so many lives. I count my blessings that I was a friend to this man.

 

Tony & Nina Petoscia posted on11/30/-1

RIP my brother, we will always remember you and ride together. We will never forget you. Ride with the Angels, we love you!

 

Danny L. Havard posted on11/30/-1

It is a Sad Day to learn of the loss of a brother in blue that I had the honor of knowing and working with back in the 1980's. Andy was a great person and police officer and chief. I am proud to say he was my friend. God bless you my friend and your family. R.I.P. you will never be forgotten. D.L. Havard Angelina Co. Sheriff Dept.

 

Jerry Baxter posted on11/30/-1

This is the third friend I have lost this year. I'm glad you're not in any more pain. I know the ones you left behind are in pain because of the lost of a great man. RIP Drew you will be missed.

 

J Hoskins posted on11/30/-1

Rest in Peace, Chief. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

 

John L. Plasek posted on11/30/-1

A good man and an excellent Police Officer. He will be greatly missed. Condolences to his family.

 

Pam Matranga posted on11/30/-1

Rest in Peace Andy.

 

Gloria Tamez posted on11/30/-1

What an amazing person you were Andy, you had such an infectious smile and mannerism that would melt any heart. Hammer and I will miss you tremendously but your memory will live forever in our hearts. God please wrap your loving arms around his family and Clara and carry them through the difficult times ahead and may their memories of him bring them some comfort. Rest in peace my sweet angel, until we meet again.

 

Gwen Williams posted on11/30/-1

My heartfelt condolences to family & friends. I have never met an officer of the law that was more kind, generous and respectful. He will truly be missed and remembered for all the good that he displayed during his time here on earth. God bless and keep you all is my continued prayer. Andy, Rest In Peace, Friend! Always Ms. Williams to him.

 

L Banks posted on11/30/-1

RIP Cheif Andy.....Thank you for your dedicated service to protect the people of Galveston and surrounding areas....

 

Chief Greg Minton posted on11/30/-1

I met Andy in a leadership training class in San Antonio last year. We sat next to each other, from the start he started with the jokes. He was a jot to be around and made us laugh all week. He will be missed, he often spoke about Jamaica Beach and how he loved the community he served. RIP my friend and see you on the other side.

 

Clint Wayne Brown posted on11/30/-1

On behalf of Clint Wayne Brown who is currently serving our country in South Korea, we want to extend our deepest sympathy to Andy’s family. Andy was a long-time friend of Clint’s and I know my brother will greatly miss him. On the few occasions I have had to speak to my brother via satellite from SK, Clint always ask “How is Andy” I know Clint will be deeply sadden, and wish that he could be here for services. May God’s blessing be on your family and God’s peace forever with Andy. God Bless you, Your extended family Constable Precinct 1 and Coleena Jackson

 

Sandy Denby posted on11/30/-1

I will greatly miss my friend. I am glad that I got to meet you and know you and will always remember our friendship. My prayers are with the McLane family and friends. I will always smile when I think of you. Sandy Denby

 

Robin Cross posted on11/30/-1

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleausre of working with Andy while he was with GPD. He was extremely ethical, warm-hearted and mischieveous. Andy was serious about his job while still enjoying life with all of its eccentricities. He was a pleasure to work with. Everyone who was blessed to know him will miss his smile, his sense of humor and his passion for life.

 

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