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Anderson, Officer Oswald J.

End of Watch: 
Wednesday, November 6, 1946
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.