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Another City Officer Quits To Be Deputy

Charles Anderson, Honored For Valor, Fifth To Do So

A 27-year-old Ann Arbor Police Department patrolman resigned today to become a uniformed deputy with the Sheriff’s Department.

Charles J. Anderson, who has been a city officer for the past six years, submitted his resignation to Police Chief Rolland J. Gainsley. It becomes effective March 16.


The officer has accepted a deputy's position with the Sheriff's Department, Sheriff George A. Peterson said. He begins his new duties March 19.

Anderson, since his appointment as a patrolman in 1956, has served as a radio car and beat officer. In October, 1959, the Ann Arbor City Council presented him with a citation for valor for his single-handed capture of a berserk teen-age boy who shot and killed his own sister minutes before. Anderson, wounded slightly, captured the crazed youth in West Park. In a struggle, the officer wrested a shotgun from the boy and subdued him.

He is the seventh Ann Arbor patrolman to leave the department since last October. Five of the men who resigned have taken deputy appointments with the Sheriff’s Department.