City Marshal Alexander Apgriffeth Anderson

City Marshal Alexander Apgriffeth Anderson

Verden Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, December 3, 1925

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Alexander Apgriffeth Anderson

Marshal Anderson was killed after being repeatedly struck over the head with a metal pipe. He was searching a car for illegal whiskey when one of the occupants struck him with the pipe. He was then taken to a nearby railroad boxcar where he was struck several more times. He died a short time later.

Five years later a man confessed to taking part in Marshal Anderson's death. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Marshal Anderson had served with the agency for 16 months. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Pipe
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

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Griff was my Aunt Mary Jane (Cantero) Calhoun Lawson's maternal grandfather. Griff's two oldest children were from his 1st marriage to Josie (who passed away in 1920). His daughter Nellie Jane Anderson married Delbert K. Cantero and they had my Aunt Mary Jane. Now she is more than just an "aunt" to me, she is my Moma. She raised me from the time I was 18 months old along with her own 3 children. She was married to one of my Daddy's brothers and when my Daddy died 1 year after my birth, she and my uncle stepped up and provided a safe, loving home for me and my sister. I guess maybe she inherited her kind heart and "hero" type of personality from her Grandpa Griff Anderson.

Tammy Calhoun Lollar

August 3, 2015

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