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

Ernest E. Sanders, Jr.

Deputy 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 had previously served with the United States Army.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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January 09th was the 35th anniversary my cousin, Ernest E. Sanders, Jr, a.k.a. Little Jr, being killed in the line of duty as he worked for Thomas County Sheriff Office. You were gone to early from your family and friends. You are missed never forgotten. RIP Deputy Sanders EOW 01/11/1982.

I hope one day I will make contact with your children.

Charles Sanders
Cousin and former Law enforcement

January 15, 2017

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