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Deputy Sheriff Eric James Oliver | Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Florida Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Eric James Oliver

Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 935

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: In custody

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Deputy Sheriff Eric Oliver was struck and killed by a vehicle while involved in a foot pursuit of a subject near the intersection of County Road 200 and Chester Road at approximately 7:30 am.

He and another deputy had responded to backup several United States Border Patrol agents who were interviewing several subjects at a gas station. One of the subjects being questioned fled on foot with Deputy Oliver and the second deputy in pursuit. Deputy Oliver was struck by a vehicle as he chased the subject across the roadway.

The man being pursued fled the scene but was later apprehended and held on felony charges of entering the United States illegally.

Deputy Oliver was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Nassau County Sheriff's Office for seven years. He is survived by his wife, 6-year-old daughter, parents, and two brothers.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Sheriff Bill Leeper
Nassau County Sheriff's Office
76001 Bobby Moore Circle
Yulee, FL 32097

Phone: (904) 225-5174

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