Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Adam Michael Sanderson

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Friday, March 6, 2009

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Adam Michael Sanderson

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 6, 2020

Rest in peace Correctional Officer Sanderson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 5, 2020

Your missed everyday Adam.

With great love, comes great grieving. There is no allotted grieving period for a broken heart.

Marian Danson Griffis
Fla. Dept. Of Corrections

March 6, 2019

Officer Sanderson,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Florida. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 6, 2019

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
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 6, 2017

I love and miss you so much dad, I wish I could've gotten to know you, I've heard so many great things about you and from what I could remember you were always good to mom and good to me and you tried your best and succeeded at making us happy, I wish you were here with me and mom. I miss you so much words cannot describe. I love you dad.

Logan Sanderson

September 7, 2016

I have not left any thoughts/feelings/praises here & actually, this is the 1st time I've been on this page. I don't know why I'm here or what to write, but there must be a reason I've started this reflection. A compassionate, respectful, loving, wonderful man - son, husband, father, friend - was horrifically ripped from this Earth & my world has not been, nor never will be the same. Never. Adam left behind a legacy, no, make that legacies, including his beautiful son, little wife, kind & generous family, loyal co-workers, & caring friends. Adam lives on in everyone whose lives he touched. Sometimes the idea that I'm a part of his legacy gives me the strength & hope that one day I'll be nearly whole again.
Recently, I had the opportunity to meet the legacies (survivors) of fallen officers from across the U.S. I was both saddened by the stories of lives abruptly ended & encouraged by the families that selflessly help others & try to make the world a better place (whether they realize it or not). And thank you to the law enforcement community as a whole for the sacrifices you make & a big shout out to the agencies that assist survivors & give their time to kids who've lost a parent.
Upon reading this, I've doubts about posting it. Maybe nobody will read it? Oh well, it's been therapeutic for me. Adam, you will forever be missed. I sincerely hope that one day I can be half the person you were.


August 11, 2013


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solacer for all those who love nad remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your famiy and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 6, 2012

Rest In Peace Brother Sanderson.

Sgt. Jarrod Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

March 6, 2012

To the Sanderson family you are all in my prayers today as you face another EOW without your hero. May God be with you and continue to guide you through these troubled times. Continue to rest in peace Correctional Officer Sanderson, we will never forget... It is true, heroes live forever, and you sir are a hero....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

March 6, 2012

Rest in Peace, Correctional Officer Sanderson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

To the Sanderson family, it is hard to believe that it has been a year since you lost your loved one. I know that time does not heal the pain in your hearts, but know that there are many prayers with you today as you face your 1st EOW anniversary. May God be with you all. We will never forget.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


March 6, 2011

2 years I miss ya bro


March 6, 2011

Had the honor of meeting the family of Officer Sanderson at the C.P.O.F. Memorial this past June in Buffalo. Such a beautiful family and I feel the pain they are enduring from the loss of Officer Sanderson. May God give them strength and peace in the coming years.

Juanita Garza/Surviving Spouse 05/31/199

July 5, 2010

It does not seem like it has been a year since we lost you. Logan is getting so big. I went to a memorial service for you and there were so many people there, all people that you touched their hearts at some point during your life. I know you are smiling down on all of us and will be a guardian angel for all of us. Miss you so much Adam. We Never Walk Alone!

Sergeant Bonnie Stevens
RMC - friend and coworker

March 14, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 8, 2010

Brother it's been one year and it feels like we lost you yesterday the pain doesn't ease much as time go's by. We miss you and hope you watch over us all. You showed me alot of things in life and most important you have shown me how to live i've heard your message good buddy i will live free down here as you are free up and heaven watchin and protecting from above.

SGT Sanderson Jerry
US. Army and the brother

March 6, 2010

To Corrections Officer Adam Sanderson, his family and his fellow officers with the Florida Department of Corrections:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Sanderson’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Sanderson and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

March 6, 2010

I will not weep for my brothers death, Instead I will Thank God that such a man ever lived. Officer Sanderson, you made an impact on a lot of lives. This is evidenced by the reflections of the people whom knew you best. Carry on Brother, Carry on.....

Lt Amborn

July 3, 2009

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to the people of the state of Florida.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

April 12, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Corrections Officer Adam Sanderson,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Corrections Officer Adam Sanderson. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Corrections Officer Adam Sanderson is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


April 9, 2009

Officer Sanderson your watch is not over my Correctional Brother, Your watch is just from a different Post, Heaven...
Thank You for your brave service. My God Bless you always.

C. Fernald, Sgt.
Tomoka C.I. FDOC

April 6, 2009

Adam you are greatly missed I didn't know how many lives you have touched you are surely missed and being honored down here, everyone has been very supportive and helpfull R.I.P. Cuz I love you see you again soon!!!

Kelly ann thornton

April 4, 2009

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