Sheriff David L. "Doc" Anderson

Sheriff David L. "Doc" Anderson

Terrell County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, June 4, 1918

David L. "Doc" Anderson

Sheriff Doc Anderson was shot and killed when he responded to a disturbance call at a saloon in Sanderson.

He was warned that a suspect inside was armed but the sheriff did not think the man was a threat. As he entered the saloon the suspect shot him three times, killing him. The suspect was shot and killed a few minutes later by a constable when he stepped outside.

Sheriff Anderson had been with the agency for three years and had also served as a U.S. Customs inspector.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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RIP Sheriff, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

March 20, 2017

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