Detective James E. Anderson

Detective James E. Anderson

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 1, 1975

James E. Anderson

Detective James Anderson was shot and killed when he responded to an officer down call.

The officer who had just been wounded had responded to the scene of a domestic dispute. An intoxicated man had just shot at two of his sons, wounding one of them, and then wounded the responding officer.

Detective Anderson responded to the scene and as he exited his patrol car he was shot in the head by the suspect who was armed with a .243 caliber rifle with a scope. The suspect committed suicide later in the day.

Detective Anderson had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 18 years.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .243 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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My dad worked with Anderson.
When the call came in, they flipped a coin. Anderson got heads. On Friday the 1st of March, I’m taking my dad to the memorial. He’ll be 94 in May.

Arthur Munoz SAPD

February 26, 2018

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