Police officer/pilot Billy Anders, 1979
He flew police helicopters in San Antonio, Texas, from 1975 - 1981 as a member of Foxtrot, the Police Department aviation unit, now known as Blue Eagle.
Retirement, SAPD Captain,
"It was an honor to help serve and protect the citizens of San Antonio; and the Alamo, the Cradle of Texas Liberty!"
Billy Anders was commissioned an Air Force officer in 1965. He became a police officer in 1974 and began flying police helicopters in 1975. His law enforcement career spanned 31 years...23 of those were in San Antonio, Texas; the remainder were in New Mexico. He retired from the Air Force (Res) Security Police in 1993.
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San Antonio Police Cadet Class November 1974, "74C", Anders at front left.
Otero County sheriff's deputy, Cloudcroft,
New Mexico, retired as Sergeant in 2005.
Mountain deputies of OCSO, Dec 31, 1999, the day before Y2K, the only day all four officers worked the same shift in over seven years!
Below - L to R: Sgt Jeff Farmer, Billy Anders, Don Harris, and Sandy Munoz.
During 2011 the author returned to his birthplace in Mississippi and purchased the Wilk-Amite Record, a weekly newspaper in business since 1892. He published the paper until 2013, writing a weekly column called "BACK HOME". His newest book is a compilation of those stories, mainly detailing his life while growing up in Amite County.
Excerpts from a story about "BACK HOME in Amite County, Mississippi", in the McComb MS Enterprise-Journal, December 18, 2017, written by reporter Ernest Herndon:
"A Liberty native has written a book of memories that feel like the cover of an old-timey Christmas card - peaceful village, glowing church, children frolicking in the snow on the courthouse lawn.
There wasn't much snow in Liberty, but as a boy Anders did indeed frolic on the courthouse lawn....
...The book maintains a pleasant, lighthearted style, like a conversation over coffee at a local café...
...Each chapter is like opening another Christmas present..."