The Extra Mile A Potawatomie farmer gave his life for law and order.

Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial
Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial.

Pete Anderson was a farmer on the Potawatomie Reservation in what is now Oklahoma.  On Christmas Day 1890, two local lawmen deputized Anderson as they looked for the Bly Gang, which had been running whiskey and stealing cattle. As they approached the Bly ranch near Choctaw, somebody opened fire on them.  Pete Anderson was hit in the head and died instantly. The other possemen captured John Bly; he died of TB before facing trial.

Pete Anderson’s grave has been lost.  But in 2007, he was honored on the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial in Oklahoma City.

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