Deputy Sheriff Ricky Carlton Anderson

Deputy Sheriff Ricky Carlton Anderson

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 2016

Ricky Carlton Anderson

Deputy Sheriff Ricky Anderson suffered a fatal heart attack while preparing equipment to respond to a call involving approximately 12 cows that were running loose in a neighborhood.

Deputy Anderson had been called in early to assist at the scene. It is believed that he responded to the Agricultural Crimes Unit's office to retrieve a cattle trailer and other equipment. He began to feel ill and returned home, where he collapsed. He was transported to Bartow Regional Medical Center where he passed away a short time later.

Deputy Anderson had served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for eight years and was assigned to the Agricultural Crimes Unit. He had previously served with the Fort Meade Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, son, twin daughters, mother, and sister. His son also serves as a sheriff's deputy with the Polk County Sheriff's Office.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 6699

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

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