Patrolman Flemen Anderson

Patrolman Flemen Anderson

Charleston Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, August 30, 1920

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Flemen Anderson

Patrolman Anderson was shot and killed by a man who held a grudge against him because of the zealous manner in which he discharged his duties. He told Patrolman Anderson that he would kill him if he ever bothered him again. A few nights later Patrolman Anderson warned him that he was in violation of a city ordinance for being seen on a public street after 9:00 p.m. with a prostitute. The man went home; got his pistol; found Patrolman Anderson standing on a street corner; knocked him to the ground; and shot him three times. The suspect surrendered to police a short time later.

He had served with the Charleston Police Department for eight years and was survived by his wife and six children.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Apprehended

ambush, retaliation

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Patrolman Anderson,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Charleston.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 30, 2020

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