Policeman McAndrews suffered a fatal heart attack after chasing two suspects. Policeman McAndrews was on his way to work when he observed a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff chasing two suspects on foot. Policeman McAndrews joined in the foot chase and the two officers were able to apprehend the suspect. As the Deputy was handcuffing one suspect, Policeman McAndrews suffered a heart attack. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died.
Patrolman McAndrews had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 11 years and was survived by his wife and two children.