Police Officer Leland Dale Anderson

Police Officer Leland Dale Anderson

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 6, 1975

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Leland Dale Anderson

Police Officer Leland Anderson was shot with his own weapon at 8th Street and Congress Avenue after three suspects he was attempting to arrest attacked him. He began to question the men after noticing they were selling papers. When he attempted to arrest one of the men on outstanding traffic warrants he was attacked.

Officer Anderson was a U.S Army veteran of Vietnam war and served with the Austin Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife, and daughter.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

arrest attempt

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Rest in peace Officer Anderson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 18, 2022

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