Deputy Sheriff Ricky Carlton Anderson

Deputy Sheriff Ricky Carlton Anderson

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 2016

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Ricky Carlton Anderson

Deputy Sheriff Ricky Anderson suffered a fatal heart attack while preparing equipment to respond to a call involving approximately 12 cows that were running loose in a neighborhood.

Deputy Anderson had been called in early to assist at the scene. He began to feel ill and returned home, where he collapsed. He was transported to Bartow Regional Medical Center where he passed away a short time later.

Deputy Anderson had served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for eight years and was assigned to the Agricultural Crimes Unit. He had previously served with the Fort Meade Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, son, twin daughters, mother, and sister. His son also serves as a sheriff's deputy with the Polk County Sheriff's Office.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 6699

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Deputy Sheriff Anderson,
On today, the 5th anniversary of of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Polk County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 21, 2021

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