Officer Elmer C. Anderson

Officer Elmer C. Anderson

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, January 15, 1915

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Elmer C. Anderson

Officer Elmer Anderson was accidentally shot by his partner when the two officers were attacked by a dog.

The officers had responded to a call about a vicious dog and as they got off their motorcycles the dog darted at the officers. When Officer Anderson jumped aside, his partner fired a shot towards the dog, but the round struck Officer Anderson's back and passed through his stomach.

Officer Anderson was transported to a local hospital where he died the following morning.

Officer Anderson had served with the Indianapolis Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and 4-year-old daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 54

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 14, 1915

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