Correctional Officer Adam Michael Sanderson

Correctional Officer Adam Michael Sanderson

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Friday, March 6, 2009

Adam Michael Sanderson

Correctional Officer Adam Sanderson was killed in automobile crash when the driver of a vehicle fleeing the scene of a stabbing struck the DOC van head-on in Union County.

Officer Sanderson, who was driving the van, was killed in the crash and a second officer was injured. The two officers were conducting a perimeter check while participating in a mock escape drill at the the time.

The suspect driving the truck, who was also a Department of Corrections employee, was also killed in the crash.

Officer Sanderson had served with the agency for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 44548

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
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Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

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