Patrolman Charles Wallace Anderson

Patrolman Charles Wallace Anderson

San Angelo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, October 26, 1919

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Charles Wallace Anderson

Patrolman Charles Anderson was electrocuted as he attempted to light an arc lamp on South Oakes Street at the Orient Railway tracks.

He was on motorcycle patrol with the chief of police riding in his sidecar, when he noticed that the lamp was not lit. He was immediately electrocuted when he grabbed onto the wire in an attempt to light the lamp.

Patrolman Anderson had served with the San Angelo Police Department for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and son and is buried in Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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RIP Patrolman Anderson
Thanks for your service in law enforcement too and for God, Christ, Texas/USA nation and our families.
Joe DeHoyos
ATS - DSP 3 Supervisor (Ret.)
The San Angelo state supported living center, TX Dept of DADS.
(Then in 1919 it was named
Anti - Tuberculosis colony # 1)

Joe DeHoyos DSP 3 Supervisor
US citizen, TX Dept of DADS (Ret.)

October 15, 2021

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