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- Apr. 15, 1947 -
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Resided: SC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 15, 1947
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 41 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Anderson Police Dept. - SC
401 S Main St  
Anderson, SC   29624   USA
(864)231-2272
County: Anderson
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 10 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: SC   USA   Tue. Apr. 15, 1947
Summary: Patrolman Sanders was shot and killed while investigating a burglary at a local business. He and another patrolman were on patrol at 0045 hours when they observed a door to a business that was open. They called for backup and then, when the backup officers arrived, entered the business. As Patrolman Sanders opened an interior door the suspect opened fire, mortally wounding him. The suspect, who was inside the store stealing sugar, was arrested a short time later after other officers fired tear gas into the building.

Patrolman Sanders was transported to Anderson Hospital where he died from his wounds 4 hours later.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair July 11, 1947.

Patrolman Sanders had been with the agency for 10 years and was survived by his wife and son.

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