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Officer Elmer C. Anderson | Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana


Elmer C. Anderson

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Friday, January 15, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 54

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 1/14/1915

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Officer Elmer Anderson was accidentally shot by his partner when the two officers were attacked by a dog.

The officers had responded to a call about a vicious dog and as they got off their motorcycles the dog darted at the officers. When Officer Anderson jumped aside, his partner fired a shot towards the dog, but the round struck Officer Anderson's back and passed through his stomach.

Officer Anderson was transported to a local hospital where he died the following morning.

Officer Anderson had served with the Indianapolis Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and 4-year-old daughter.

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