Deputy Sheriff Jason Lee Saunders

Deputy Sheriff Jason Lee Saunders

Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Jason Lee Saunders

Deputy Jason Saunders was killed in an automobile accident on Johnson Mountain Road, in Bedford County, while assisting other deputing in a pursuit of a suspected drunk driver.

His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree. He was transported to a Lynchburg General Hospital where he was succumbed to his injures.

The driver of the vehicle that was being pursued was arrested and charged with felony eluding and second degree murder. In 2008 the man plead guilty and was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

Deputy Saunders had served with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office for 3 years.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 436

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 7 years

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This is the week we remember the fallen heros who sacrificed everything. but it is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you Jason . We miss you and you will always be in our ♥️ . Keep watch over us ! Forever 436.

Delia Byrd- Supervisor
Campbell County Public Safety

May 17, 2017

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