Ferndale in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Deputy Albert Anderson
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.
Erected 2017 by Oakland County Sheriff.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Heroes. A significant historical date for this entry is August 12, 1917.
Location. 42° 27.643′ N, 83° 8.078′ W. Marker is in Ferndale, Michigan, in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ferndale MI 48220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Inter-Urban Railcar - Detroit United Railway (here, next to this marker); The Crow's Nest (here, next to this marker); From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Vincent Chin (here, next to this marker); The Badder Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Professional Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lux Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferndale Center Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ferndale.
Also see . . . Oakland County Sheriff Deputy remembered 100 years after unsolved murder. Article in The Detroit News about the marker dedication. (Submitted on September 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.