Deputy Sheriff Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr.

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, December 16, 2022

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Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Bolanos-Anavisca was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a robbery at 2:45 am at 2990 Gillespie Street in Fayetteville.

Deputies had completed a canine track, and Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca was walking along the roadway when a passing vehicle struck him. The driver fled the scene and was located a mile and a half from the scene. The subject, 25, was found to be intoxicated, taken into custody, and charged with murder.

Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca was transported by ambulance to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca had served with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his mother, father, siblings, and fiancé.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender In custody

DUI, hit-and-run, k9 track

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Your name was read today for the first time from atop the courthouse steps while a drummer tapped out a mournful salute to you and so many others. It was a beautiful day. The birds were chirping and the bells of 1st Presbyterian Church were marking the passage of each quarter hour. You are not forgotten nor will you be.

Lt. Matt Hurley
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

May 11, 2023

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