Deputy Sheriff James Louis Anderson, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff James Louis Anderson, Jr.

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 14, 2010

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James Louis Anderson, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff James Anderson was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle on I-295, near Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was driving in the wrong lane of traffic when the crash occurred.

Deputy Anderson was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver who struck him was charged convicted of DUI manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and DUI property damage. He was subsequently sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Deputy Anderson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office for two years and had previously served with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 3512
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

wrong way driver

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Hey James. Still missing you down here, but I know you are up there watching over the rest of us. You and I shared things as we were brothers on so many levels. First, you and I are brothers because both you and I earned the title of United States Marine. Second, you and I were brothers at two different agencies (Putnam County SO and St. Johns County SO) in law enforcement fighting the good fight. In both of these endeavors, you and I fought for those who could not fight for themselves or were wronged in some way. Lastly, you and I were brothers on this planet. You are no longer here in person, but I know you are still around in spirit and in my memories. Still missing you, but I will see you again some day.
SEMPER FI Devil Dog!!!

Sr. Deputy Michael S. Soles #3541
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

January 14, 2021

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