Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 3512
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Sentenced to 15 years
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.