Chief of Police William Anthony Anderson, Sr.

Chief of Police William Anthony Anderson, Sr.

Northeast Mississippi Community College Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, March 9, 2024

Add to My Heroes

William Anthony Anderson, Sr.

Chief of Police Anthony Anderson suffered a fatal heart attack while working extra hours at the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Basketball Tournament game at the Bonner Arnold Coliseum in Booneville.

Chief Anderson had been working his regular hours and added the additional college tournament games to his schedule, as well as high school and junior high games. He was working his fifth game in four days when he collapsed at 2:30 p.m. Despite life-saving measures, he was unable to be revived.

Chief Anderson had served with the Northeast Mississippi Community College Campus Police for almost ten years and previously served as the Chief of Police of the Verona Police Department and with the Union County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

community event


You must have an ODMP account to view agency contact information.

Click here to log in or create a free account.

Most Recent Reflection

View all 33 Reflections

While I did not know you, sir, you and I share a name. My condolences and thoughts and prayers to your family.

Staff Sergeant William Anderson
Philadelphia (MS) Police Dept.

May 9, 2024

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.