Harris County DA Remembered for Kindness, Warmth 9/6/13
HOUSTON - Friends and family of Houston's top prosecutor say his legacy won't be defined by his time as district attorney or a judge but by his wisdom and warmth.
Nearly 2,000 people packed a memorial service at a Houston church on Friday to pay tribute to Harris County District Attorney Mike Anderson. He died last week at age 57 after battling cancer.
Anderson had been a longtime prosecutor and was elected state district judge. He had only been district attorney since January when he revealed in mid-May that he was under treatment for an undisclosed type of cancer.
At Friday's service, Anderson was remembered as a generous man who made a positive impact on people's lives through his work in the justice system as well as through his faith and charity.