Trooper Harold Anderson

Trooper Harold Anderson

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, March 12, 1921

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Harold Anderson

Trooper Harold Anderson was shot and killed while he and another trooper investigated a suspicious vehicle on Grand River Road near Novi at 4 am.

As the two approached the vehicle, the suspect inside opened fire, striking Trooper Anderson in the chest. Both officers returned fire but did not strike the suspect, who was later apprehended.

Trooper Anderson was a United States Army Aviation Corps WWI veteran and served with the Michigan State Police for two years. He was survived by his parents and two brothers.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

suspicious vehicle

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Thank you all for honoring the memory of dear Cprl Harold Edmund Anderson, my cousin and my grandmother's first cousin. They were all born in Big Rapids, Michigan, immigrants (1870) from Gotland Sweden in the Baltic sea. They were an industrious settlement of Swedish workers contracted to work on the building of the Railroad, but carrying with them the fine skills of the carpenter and furniture maker. The Swedes of Fourth Avenue. Harold had already survived 18 months in France during WW I and immediately became a State Trooper to further his sense of service. He died so young. His two brothers continued that sense of service as pilots in the military and later flight instructors. His youngest brother rose to Colonel . We honor all the dedication of our Troopers and those who have fallen in their sense of duty. Rest in peace, dear Harold. You are still alive in our hearts.

JA Lounibos in California

April 21, 2023

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