Police Officer Louis Lyndon Sander

Police Officer Louis Lyndon Sander

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, January 21, 1967

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Louis Lyndon Sander

Officer Louis Sander was shot and killed by a motorcyclist after stopping him for a traffic infraction in the 900 block of Hardy Street.

The suspect shot Officer Sander before he was able to get off his motorcycle. Officer Sander was able to return fire but the suspect escaped.

The suspect was tracked and apprehended, and after being convicted was sentenced to 99 years in prison. The suspect, and his brother, had been involved in an earlier robbery in Arkansas.

Officer Sander had served with the Houston Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 2023

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender 99 years in prison

traffic stop

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You may be gone but never forgotten. We didn’t get to team up for night patrol on the day that you ended your watch. I lost a good friend and brother Officer!

Lt/Col Jerry Quebedeaux
Louisiana State Police Retired

March 7, 2022

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