Deputy Sheriff Anderson M. Lancaster

Deputy Sheriff Anderson M. Lancaster

Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, February 26, 1878

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Anderson M. Lancaster

Deputy Sheriff A.M. Lancaster was killed when he was struck by a falling tree while traveling on official business.

He was riding a sleigh toward Starrucca and was approaching a farmer who was cutting down a chestnut tree. The farmer yelled out to Deputy Lancaster, but it was believed he did not hear the warning due to be being bundled up during the cold weather. As the tree fell it landed on the sleigh and crushed Deputy Lancaster.

Deputy Lancaster was a U.S Army veteran of the Civil War and was survived by his wife, one child, and brother.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

official travel

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 21, 2020

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