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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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As I was working another midnight shift, I was reflecting back on your tragic event and reminded myself that I needed to make another visit to the Florida Law Enforcement Memorial in Tallahassee to pay my respects. Thank you for the talks we had.

Trooper. S. Howard
Florida Highway Patrol
October 15, 2017


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