Willie Anderson, a retired sergeant from the Rice University Police Department, has been inducted into the Texas Police Games 2016 Hall of Fame by the Texas Police Athletic Federation Board of Directors.
The Texas Police Games enable commissioned police officers the opportunity to compete in more than 20 events with fellow officers from the state of Texas. The purpose of the games is to promote good physical condition through competitive athletic competition. Hall of Fame honorees are “law enforcement icons recognized as the cornerstones of the games as organizers, participants and administrators.”
Anderson, who served RUPD from 1970 to 2003, participated in the track and field and racquetball competitions.
“RUPD has a tradition of getting involved with the community,” said Rice Chief of Police Johnny Whitehead. “Sgt. Anderson began that tradition way back in 1970 as one of the department’s first police officers. He still lives in Houston and occasionally stops by the police station. We congratulate Sgt. Anderson for his contributions to RUPD and our profession.”