Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 935
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Offender: In custody
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