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Deputy Sheriff James Louis Anderson, Jr. | St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

James Louis Anderson, Jr.

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 3512

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 15 years

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Deputy Sheriff James Anderson was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle on I-295, near Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was driving in the wrong lane of traffic when the crash occurred.

Deputy Anderson was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver who struck him was charged convicted of DUI manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and DUI property damage. He was subsequently sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Deputy Anderson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office for two years and had previously served with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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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, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 7, 2016

 

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