Sheriff David L. "Doc" Anderson

Sheriff David L. "Doc" Anderson

Terrell County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, June 4, 1918

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David L. "Doc" Anderson

Sheriff Doc Anderson was shot and killed when he responded to a disturbance call at a saloon in Sanderson.

He was warned that a suspect inside was armed, but the sheriff did not think the man was a threat. As he entered the saloon, the suspect shot him three times, killing him. The suspect was shot and killed a few minutes later by a constable when he stepped outside.

Sheriff Anderson had been with the Terrell County Sheriff's Office for three years and had also served as a U.S. Customs inspector.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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