Sergeant Anderson was shot and killed while answering a domestic disturbance call on Rice Street. As he entered the apartment building lobby the suspect shot him in the chest three times. The man then fled and took hostages in the local post office before committing suicide. Sergeant Anderson had been with the six-man department for one year and had been in law enforcement for 13 years. He was killed on his 36th birthday. He was survived by his fiancee and three sons.