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 Royce Melvin Anderson

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Royce Melvin Anderson

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 25 Oct 1984 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 53778083

Royce Anderson was a deputy with the Harris County Sheriff's Department based in the Greater Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.

On Sunday, October 25, 1981, at approximately 9:45 P.M., Patrol Deputy Royce Anderson and a Reserve Deputy received a weapons disturbance call at a truck stop located at I-45 and Rankin Road. As they were interviewing witnesses, a man that had been stabbed in the neck approached the Deputies. He advised that the suspect, a truck driver, had left the area southbound on I-45. The victim gave the Deputies a description of the truck. The Deputies then left the scene in an attempt to locate it. Deputy Anderson overtook the truck near the North Belt and was finally able to stop the truck on the F. M. 149 overpass in the 9400 block of I-45. Both Deputies exited the patrol car with guns drawn and approached the truck from the driver's side. Deputy Anderson ordered the driver from the truck. After securing the suspect, Deputy Anderson began to advance to the driver's door to check the truck for other occupants. As Deputy Anderson lowered his weapon, which he had cocked, the weapon discharged striking him in the upper right leg. The bullet severed all of the major arteries in his leg, and despite frenzied efforts to save his life; Deputy Anderson eventually died of his wound at 5:05 A.M., Monday morning. Deputy Anderson was 29 years old.


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  • Created by: D. Sjolander
  • Added: 16 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53778083
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Royce Melvin Anderson (unknown–25 Oct 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53778083, ; Maintained by D. Sjolander (contributor 47069607) Unknown.