Deputy Albert Anderson

Deputy Albert Anderson (HM21QF)

Location: Ferndale, MI 48220 Oakland County
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N 42° 27.643', W 83° 8.078'

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Murdered in the Line of Duty August 12, 1917

Shortly after midnight on August 12, 1917, Oakland County Deputy Sheriff Albert Anderson arrived at Nine Mile Road and Woodward Avenue on the interurban railway car. After disembarking, he noticed a suspicious man in front of a nearby business. Deputy Anderson questioned and attempted to search the individual, who pulled away, shot the deputy, and fled. It was later discovered that the man had burglarized a business and stolen a small amount of coins. The suspect escaped and the case was never solved.

Deputy Anderson, 47, died of his wound several days later. A dedicated community volunteer and family man, Anderson volunteered as School Board Treasurer, worked as a real estate developer, and had served with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for three years. He was survived by his wife Martha and their ten children.
HM NumberHM21QF
Year Placed2017
Placed ByOakland County Sheriff
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 324492 N 4703138
Decimal Degrees42.46071667, -83.13463333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 27.643', W 83° 8.078'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 27' 38.58" N, 83° 8' 4.68" W
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Area Code(s)248, 313, 586, 810, 734
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2275 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale MI 48220, US
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