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Sergeant James William Anderson | Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota

Sergeant

James William Anderson

Wayzata Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 31, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sergeant James Anderson was shot and killed while answering a domestic disturbance call at apartment building at the intersection of Rice Street and Superior Boulevard.

As he entered the apartment building lobby the suspect shot him in the chest three times. The man then fled and took hostages in the local post office before committing suicide.

Sergeant Anderson had served with the six-man Wayzata Police Department for one year and had served in law enforcement for 13 years. He was killed on his 36th birthday. He was survived by his fiancee and three sons.

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We will never forget your sacrifice. Thank you for being a true hero and bless your family.

Ellen Dinwiddie Smith
Surviving sister of Killeen (Texas) Police Detective & Swat Team Member Charles “Chuck” David Dinwiddie #cd63. EOW 5/11/14.
September 9, 2017

 

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