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Corporal Anderson Gordon, III | Montgomery Police Department, Alabama Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

Corporal

Anderson Gordon, III

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 24, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 334

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 2017

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Corporal Anderson Gordon was shot and killed after being ambushed.

A bail bondsman was chasing a bail-jumper when the man's car crashed at the intersection of Rosa Parks Avenue and National Avenue. Corporal Gordon happened to be driving by the scene, not knowing what was happening, when the subject opened fire on his patrol car without warning. Corporal Gordon was fatally wounded before executing his vehicle.

The man then hid nearby and shot at other responding officers before being wounded and taken into custody. The man was convicted of Corporal Gordon's murder and sentenced to death. He was executed by lethal injection on October 19th, 2017.

Corporal Gordon is survived by his two daughters and fiancée.

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Anderson was an Academy classmate and fellow MPD Officer. I worked with him for 2 years before moving on the OCSO in Orlando, FL. He was an awesome Police Officer and an even better man. I spoke with a young man tonight who has reached the half way point of Academy training in Selma. He's so excited to finish now that he's on the back end of training. I then saw the article on Anderson's killer finally meeting his justice. RIP Anderson, justice has been done.

Stephen
MPD/OCSO
October 21, 2017

 

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