Sheriff David L. "Doc" Anderson

Sheriff David L. "Doc" Anderson

Terrell County Sheriff's Department, 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 agency 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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It is unfortunate that it takes a man's life to make change. I was a LEO for 36.5 years, unfortunately have been to too many Police Officers Funerals for reasons just like what happened to Sheriff Anderson. I can't keep up with the numbers of Officers killed by people who just don't care. God tells us "Blessed are the Peace makers". Obviously God was calling this man home. So many Officers have lot their lives in the performance of their duties, these Men and Women leave behind families. Many of those families another takes the oath and continues the job. I don't know what possess a person to not care for others and kill someone who is trying to make our society a better place, maybe its a sickness, No, I say it's Evil, and Evil must be removed, no matter how many of us it takes. May your Sheriff look down on your County and know he did his solemn job. R.I.P. sir.

Patrolman Mark Manning - Retired
City of Muncie Police Department, Muncie, Indiana.

October 21, 2019

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