Patrolman Porter Sanders

Patrolman Porter Sanders

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, March 1, 1912

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Porter Sanders

Patrolman Porter Sanders was shot to death by a man he was attempting to arrest. Two days later the suspect was shot by the station agent in Stonewall when he refused to surrender, but managed to escape. In January of 1914 he was apprehended in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. A year later a grand jury was convinced the suspect was mentally unbalanced and he had confessed to a murder he did not commit. He was released.

Patrolman Sanders was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charges dismissed

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Patrolman Sanders,
Even though it’s been over 110 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shreveport.


United States Border Patrol

March 18, 2022

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