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Anderson, Officer Oswald J.

End of Watch: 
Wednesday, November 6, 1946
County: 
King
Agency: 
Renton P.D.

On Wednesday, November 6, 1946, Officer Oswald Anderson and Renton Fire Department Captain James Pullis were killed in an airplane crash while the two searched for a missing man.

Captain Pullis was piloting the plane as the two attempted to locate Gomer Williams, a 61 year-old janitor who had been missing several days.  Officer Anderson and Captain Pullis attempted a forced landing when they experienced engine trouble, but suddenly stalled and crashed.

Williams’ body was located a few hours after the crash by two boys, hanging from a City Light tower.  He had committed suicide.

Officer Anderson had served with the agency for 4 years.