End of Watch: Tuesday, October 8, 1940

Officer Anderson succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle at Austin Avenue and 11th Street while he was responding to a fire alarm, which was one block from his residence. The vehicle failed to yield right of way to his police motorcycle, and he was thrown over the vehicle and landed in front of a bus. He was transported to Providence Hospital where he died the following night.

Officer Anderson, 31, had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife, parents, two brothers and three sisters