Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective James E. Anderson

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 1, 1975

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Reflections for Detective James E. Anderson

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 1, 2020

My dad worked with Anderson.
When the call came in, they flipped a coin. Anderson got heads. On Friday the 1st of March, I’m taking my dad to the memorial. He’ll be 94 in May.

Arthur Munoz SAPD

February 26, 2018

Rest In Peace, my brother, as I was one of the many brothers their..I have never forgotten that day, or you my brother.

Criminal warrant officer

November 24, 2016

We were almost the first ones there... I believe it was called the Keck shoot-out on Pike Road at the inter section of Urban Crest. We lived on the 3200 blk. of Burnside Drive. I had just "borrowed" my mothers 1973 Cutlass because my parents were in Nassau. I went up Burnside, picked up my side kick on Quail run at the top of the hill and then turned left at the corner to go up Urban Crest. A half block up we saw the first two responding officers parked caty corner at the intersection blocking the path. They were behind their car and right then one reached up and returned fire. We jammed the car in reverse to get out of the line of fire. We parked it back at the house then raced back on foot. The siege went on for hours, till about ten o`clock at night. I remember they got a Bank Armoured Car to shield behind while they retrieved the mortally wounded officer. My most vivid memory was how a responding Patrol Sergeant had raced so hard and fast across town and up Urban Crest from Harry Wurzbach, that his radiator blew up when he got there,taking his hood with it...I also seem to recall them landing Ammo by small helicopter on the Northwood Elementary playground to the siege officers. I also remembered that a case had gone missing during the confusion and was reported as such in the next days paper. I apologize for making this a memory of the night and not the fallen officer, who I never knew. My prayers and thoughts go out to him, a lifetime later. It brings a sense of closure somehow to see his face and name.. This was the incident which convinced San Antonio to establish a SWAT team if I remember.

Tim Mc Hugh

October 21, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

You were my father...... You were loved deeply by my mother......

James Fox

February 24, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 20, 2012

You served for 18 years in Texas and now for 33 years in St. Michael's heaven patrol. His earthly success is evidenced by
his nieces motivation to join that thin blue line. No greater
legacy can any man or woman achieve than that of having someone follow your footsteps. You did well Officer Anderson.
Rest in peace.

July 1, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 25, 2008

James was my uncle. His death was a devastating loss to our family that I will never forget and created such a drive inside of me to pursue a career in law enforcement.

I think of him often and wonder how successful he could have been had he been given the chance.

I'd like to thank San Antonio PD for everything they did for our family after his loss.

Sergeant Lori (Anderson) DeSchryver
Retired LAPD/Niece

November 26, 2006

I also read this web site often..I want to see if I can locate any officers that do not have a reflection and then try to honor them with one..your dedicated service hasn't been forgotten..Rest in peace brother...

remember the thin blue line

Mari Clark/E911 operator
Craven Co Sheriff Office New Bern NC

April 7, 2004


I read the ODMP each day. Today I read your story. Every officer who died in the line of duty needs to never be forgotton. You died a hero. Rest in peace, sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

February 25, 2004

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