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Patrolman Flemen Anderson | Charleston Police Department, West Virginia Charleston Police Department, West Virginia


Flemen Anderson

Charleston Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, August 30, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Anderson was shot and killed by a man who held a grudge against him because of the zealous manner in which he discharged his duties. He told Patrolman Anderson that he would kill him if he ever bothered him again. A few nights later Patrolman Anderson warned him that he was in violation of a city ordinance for being seen on a public street after 9:00 p.m. with a prostitute. The man went home; got his pistol; found Patrolman Anderson standing on a street corner; knocked him to the ground; and shot him three times. The suspect surrendered to police a short time later.

He had served with the agency for 8 years and was survived by his wife and six children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
August 30, 2010


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