Deputy Sheriff Royce Melvin Anderson

Deputy Sheriff Royce Melvin Anderson

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, October 26, 1981

Royce Melvin Anderson

Deputy Royce Anderson succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound received the previous night while making a felony arrest at 2145 hours. He and his partner had responded to a truck stop on I-45 for a weapons violation. After interviewing a stabbing victim they obtained a description of the suspect and his truck. The deputies located the vehicle and stopped it near the FM 149 overpass and took both occupants into custody at gunpoint. As Deputy Anderson re-holstered his weapon it discharged, striking him in the upper leg and severing all of his major arteries.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the wound at 5:05 am the following morning.

Deputy Anderson had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 479

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 25, 1981

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Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 36th anniversary of your E.O.W. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 26, 2017

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