Deputy Sheriff Albert Anderson

Deputy Sheriff Albert Anderson

Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, August 12, 1917

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Albert Anderson

Deputy Sheriff Albert Anderson was shot as he approached a suspicious man hiding behind a local business at the intersection of Nine Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak Township (modern day City of Ferndale).

As Deputy Anderson questioned the subject, the man produced a .38 caliber revolver and shot him in the abdomen. Investigators believe that the man had just burglarized a nearby store.

Deputy Anderson had served with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for three years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 9, 1917
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Not available

burglary, suspicious person

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 12, 2013

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