Sergeant Shawn Thomas Anderson

Sergeant Shawn Thomas Anderson

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, March 18, 2017

Shawn Thomas Anderson

Sergeant Shawn Anderson was shot and killed at approximately 11:00 pm while investigating a rape.

He and another officer had gone to a salon at 1962 O'Neal Lane to interview the suspect. A struggle ensued during the interview in which Sergeant Anderson was fatally shot.

The subject was wounded during the incident and taken into custody. He died from his wounds several days later.

Sergeant Anderson was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office for 18 years.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge K201
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

sex offense

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May you rest in peace. Lord, please bring peace and comfort to his family. Becoming a member of law enforcement is truly the work of a courageous person. Surely there are easier ways to make a living. Never knowing what they are walking into, or may run into during a tour, they are the daily hero's. The noblest profession on earth. Thank you Sgt. Anderson. This country owes you and your family a debt that they cannot possible begin to repay.

Sgt. K Ford.
NYPD (Ret)

May 20, 2017

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