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Memorial placed for fallen APD officer
Another memorial has been placed for a fallen Austin Police Department officer. Officials with the Austin Police Officer Memorial Project placed a marker Friday for late APD Officer Leland Dale Anderson at the northeast corner of Congress Avenue and 8th Street, near where he died. Anderson was killed in the line of duty June 6, 1975, when a suspect he was attempting to arrest attacked and shot him with his own gun. The memorial project was created by Officer Jason Huskins in April 2008. The project consists of placing gray granite memorials at every location in Austin where an APD officer was killed in the line of duty. The memorials are 5 feet 4 inches tall, 20 inches wide and 6 inches thick. All memorials are being donated by Rockdale Memorials. Last week’s installation is the 17th marker placed as part of the project.
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