Deputy Sheriff Jason Lee Saunders

Deputy Sheriff Jason Lee Saunders

Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, April 3, 2007

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Jason Lee Saunders

Deputy Sheriff Jason Saunders was killed in an automobile crash on Johnson Mountain Road, near Leesville Road in Bedford County, while assisting other deputies to pursue a suspected drunk driver.

His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree. He was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that was being pursued was arrested and charged with felony eluding and second-degree murder. In 2008 the man plead guilty and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Deputy Saunders had served with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office for three years.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 436

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 7 years

vehicle pursuit

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I was having a beer with your FTO Darren today and he was reminiscing about you today. You’re never forgotten brother. God bless.

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