Patrol Officer Christopher Bruce Anderson

Patrol Officer Christopher Bruce Anderson

Hot Springs Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, February 12, 1996

Christopher Bruce Anderson

Patrol Officer Anderson was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant. He allowed the suspect to enter his home to dress but the man emerged with a handgun and shot Officer Anderson in the throat twice, killing him instantly.

Officer Anderson had served with the agency for 12 years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 152

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

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Thinking about you, Kathy and Amanda today. I shared your story while discussing the death penalty in a criminal justice class I'm currently taking.
My heart goes out to Kathy and Amanda, they will always be in my prayers.

Sgt. Rick Stang
Ocean Ridge PD / former Hot Springs PD

April 24, 2017

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