Officer Warren Corway Sanders

Officer Warren Corway Sanders

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, July 26, 1990

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Warren Corway Sanders

Officer Warren Sanders was shot and killed while he and his partner were on an undercover assignment.

He 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 the 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 had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for seven years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to death


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Rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

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