Deputy Albert Anderson Murdered in the Line of Duty August 12, 1917
On August 12, 1917 after midnight, Oakland County Deputy Sheriff Albert Anderson was present at Nine Mile Road and Woodward Avenue. Later, he discovered a suspicious man in front of a nearby business. Anderson attempted to search and questioned the individual, but moved away and shot the deputy and fled the scene. The police discovered that the individual had burglarized the business and stole a small amount of coins. But, the case was never solved because the suspect had escaped.
Backstory and Context
The suspect fired a single shot with a .38-caliber bullet when the deputy chased after him, and the bullet struck him in the abdomen. The case was never solved because the suspect had got away. After several days later, Deputy Anderson died of his wound at the age of 47.
Deputy Anderson was a dedicated community volunteer and was a family man, he volunteered as a School Board Treasurer, and worked as a real estate developer. Anderson had served with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for three years. He also had ten children with his wife Martha.