Andrew "Andy" Stratowski (August 14, 1942 - 1980) is a former Army Officer, motorcycle officer, police academy instructor, office worker, he has recently been promoted to lieutenant at California Highway Patrol, he had temporarily served as the new watch commander on the day shift at Central, and he was killed in the line of duty for saving female teenager Zoe who is actually freshman at UCLA when a 1970 Plymouth Belvedere in sublime green had exploded accidentally shooting a large piece of steel into his back.
When Andy had finally receive his discharged from the Army back in the spring of 1965, he had decided to enroll in the police academy shortly afterwards where he met his feature partner in crime Joseph Getraer that is now currently the Sargent on the day shift, including book-smart Harold Bates that has recently been promoted to Captain, and former colleague Thomas Cory, Sr. who was busted for running an auto theft ring back in the winter of 1977.
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started out in patrol car in the summer of that same year, he would eventually decide to complete a riding course at motor school in order to become a motorcycle officer, and had gotten himself involved in a serious motorcycle accident in the line of duty.
Andy had decided to take an assignment in personnel at the Sacramento office before going back to patrol car. He would eventually became a sargent on third shift.
Andy had just recently started having a large amounts of headaches, including mood swings. He was misdiagnosed at UCLA Medical Center with Episodic Dyscontrol Syndrome, which causes his behavioral patterns to change quite dramatically and places him at risk of endangering the safety of his colleagues while out on patrol. Andy was on lunch break at the Diary Queen and witnessed two rival college students that were hired to steal the dean's car from the UCLA parking lot as part of a prank. He drove recklessly and accidentally caused officer Francis Poncherello to fly off a motorcycle on a embankment, and endangered the safety of officer Jonathan Baker during a police pursuit.