Special Agent Terry Ray Anderson

Special Agent Terry Ray Anderson

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, May 17, 1966

Terry Ray Anderson

Special Agent Terry Anderson was shot and killed while searching for a kidnap victim in rugged mountain terrain around Neelytown Ridge near Burnt Cabins, Pennsylvania.

The 17-year-old female had been abducted as she walked home from her local high school seven days earlier and was being held captive. The kidnapping led to an eight day manhunt in southern Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, involving 1,000 state, local, and federal officers and the Pennsylvania National Guard in the then-largest manhunt in Pennsylvania state history.

The subject also shot and killed a tracking dog named Weid that had been brought by a private canine trainer from Arkansas and who was assisting the FBI.

The suspect was ultimately shot and killed by a Pennsylvania state trooper and a boy who lived on a farm. The victim was freed with only minor injuries.

Special Agent Anderson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII and had served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Pennsylvania
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Agent Anderson,
On today, the 51st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as an LEO but also when you served with the USMC during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A Fellow former Marine;LEO

United States Border Patrol

May 17, 2017

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