SPOKANE—A Spokane police officer was nominated for the Chief’s Citation Award after his dedication to a triple-homicide investigation.
He worked throughout the night and into the next shift trying to find the suspect. By the next morning, he learned the U.S. Marshal’s Service was better prepared to track cell phones, but he needed a federal warrant to use their equipment.Anderson was not familiar with the type of warrant needed, so he spent the next 22 hours working with federal agents to secure one.
Interim Police Chief Scott Stephens said many officers were outstanding during the investigation. Scott said even though Anderson took on procedures he had never seen before, he did not rest until he did everything he could to help the family.
Anderson will be recognized and presented with a plaque at an annual awards ceremony next year.