Deputy Sheriff Ernest E. Sanders, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Ernest E. Sanders, Jr.

Thomas County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, January 9, 1982

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Ernest E. Sanders, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Ernest Sanders was struck and killed by a vehicle while checking on a suspicious vehicle.

Although already off duty, he responded to the call when it came over the radio.

Deputy Sanders was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 20
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

suspicious vehicle

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40 years have passed and your lessons still guide me. Thank you for teaching me the values I have today. Thank you for your commitment to your family and your service to the community. You are gone in body, but never in spirit.
Thank you to all officers, fallen, retired and active. Your service is appreciated immensely.

Steve Sanders

January 9, 2022

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