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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Trooper Anderson,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army Air Service in Europe during World War I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 12, 2024

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