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Officer Warren Corway Sanders | Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

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Warren Corway Sanders

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, July 26, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Officer Warren Sanders was shot and killed while he and his partner were on an undercover assignment. Officer Sanders was sitting in a vehicle with another undercover officer when a subject pulled up next to them. The subject recognized the other officer as a police officer and began to flee. The other officer chased the suspect as Officer Sanders subdued the passenger in the suspect's vehicle.

After subduing the passenger Officer Sanders went to assist the other officer, who had chased the suspect into an apartment. As he entered the apartment he was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between the suspect and other officer. The other officer was shot several times, but survived. Officer Sanders was shot and mortally wounded.

The suspect turned himself in several days later and was sentenced to death for Officer Sander's murder.

Officer Sanders is survived by his wife.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

 

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