San Antonio Police Department
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Tuesday, July 1, 1975
Detective James Anderson was shot and killed when he responded to an officer down call. The officer who had just been wounded; had responded to the scene of a domestic disturbance. An intoxicated man had just shot at two of his sons, wounding one of them, and then wounded the responding officer.
While responding to the scene on Pike Road, Detective Anderson was fired upon from inside the house, by the suspect who was armed with a .243 caliber rifle with a scope. The second shot struck him in the head as he was looking for cover. He was and pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. The suspect committed suicide later in the day. Detective Anderson was buried at the Ft. Sam Houston cemetery.
Detective Anderson was survived by his wife, son, daughter, parents, three brothers and two sisters. —-source San Antonio Express News
Detective Anderson had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 18 years.
Detective Anderson served U.S. Army SP4
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