Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James Louis Anderson, Jr.

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Louis Anderson, Jr.

As I was working another midnight shift, I was reflecting back on your tragic event and reminded myself that I needed to make another visit to the Florida Law Enforcement Memorial in Tallahassee to pay my respects. Thank you for the talks we had.

Trooper. S. Howard
Florida Highway Patrol

October 15, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

Your tragic crash was brought up in one of my classes last week and I have been giving it a lot of thought lately, Ive decided I need to get back to the road for DUI work. RIP my friend.

Cpl. S. Howard
Florida Highway Patrol

July 3, 2016

Another year has passed since we lost you. Another year and another lot of drunks off the road dedicated to your memory. Rest easy brother, you will always be remembered.

Deputy Jon Vanik
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

January 14, 2016

James, I miss you brother. I was looking through the recent LOD deaths from around the country and began thinking of you. See you when I see you.

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

August 29, 2015



March 31, 2015

It doesn't seem like it has been five years since you passed. You will never be forgotten by those who knew you. Rest in Peace.

Officer Jon Vanik
Sarasota Police Department

January 14, 2015

I was thinking of you last Saturday when I was making another DUI arrest. You are not forgotten. RIP my brother.

TFC. S. Howard
Florida Highway Patrol

February 24, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Deputy Anderson.

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

January 14, 2013

I was on James Face book page, but for some reason I can no longer get to it. I was a friend. I meet James at Fire Station 10, St Johns County Rescue, Ponte Vedra Beach, fL.. I was a volunteer fire fighter for St. Johns. when I worked James would always come by the station just to say hello. Great guy. I saw him about a week before we lost him. He was a great guy. We miss you James. I have since retired. I worked with Capt. Rick Casto, B shift, ST. 10, St. Johns County Fire Rescue.

Fire fighter Volunteer (Retired)
St. Johns County Fire Rescue.

December 21, 2012

I was in Tallahassee in the beginning of the month and stopped by the Police Memorial. I found your name and remembered. You are not forgotten James-RIP.


July 24, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Anderson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your brother in green so I bid you semper fi.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory wili always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 14, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Andeson, we will never forget the sacrifice that you and your family made for all of us.

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


January 14, 2012

You must be near because our DUI arrests are on the rise. With your guidance, we will continue to make a difference on our journey to succeed. RIP James.


February 22, 2011

It has been a year Brother since you left us. We will never forget you and the work you did. RIP.

Detective Sgt. Richard Campbell

January 14, 2011

Been thinking about you alot the last couple of days. I remain focus on DUI enforcement and hopefully I am making a difference. I enjoyed talking to you and will always remember you.

TCF. S. Howard
Florida Highway Patrol

January 14, 2011

To Deputy James Anderson, his family and his fellow officers with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

January 14, 2011

Time does not heal the pain in the hearts of those left behind, but may you know we will never forget your HERO... God bless you today on your first EOW.

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


January 14, 2011

Happy Birthday man. I know Chris and all miss ya a lot. I'm trying to get into a DUI school. I've been trying to find one every night I work. I even told the guys on my shift I'll work one if they can stop them. Every DUI I do is for you man. We all miss you.

Ofc. Vanik
Sarasota Police Department

December 1, 2010

Hey, James,
Just wanted to stop by and say hey, your friends and family are missing you like crazy, not sure if ya know all this, but lets see in the past few months 4 deputies popped the question to the girls of their dreams. I do so hope that they are so happy, and that they are always safe, well you know who they are. Have ya met my dad and son yet, bet they met ya as you were coming up, my dad HIs name is also James, he was he strongest man I have ever known, my son his name is also James, he is with my dad. bet you and my dad are laughing up a strom up there, please tell him and my son that I love them and miss them so.
Tedder has some rough days, and sometimes I have to say to him, Would James want you to do that, no one will ever replace the friendship you made with everyone you have met, but you have to live your life to the fullest, and also that if James was still here, he would prolly knock ya upside your head, and telll ya what for and explain,

so many people I know you were good friends with, and they are still miss ya, i only knew you for a short time, and I thank you for just being who you are.

please keep you wings around all these people as we go to work and at home, your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers, GOD SPEED,

Laura Morgan
St.Johns Co.So.< St.Augustine fl

August 2, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

James was just talking about you today...I miss you buddy! You are a great man!


June 30, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Anderson, especially his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for James, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember James' life and the MAN that he was. Remember that James' life was about so much more than the way he died. James will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Anderson, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

June 26, 2010

Deputy James Anderson is the reason, I found this page. I saw his memorial page on Face Book and I was very saddened by his story and his death. His story led me here. May the Angels look over his wife and children, keep them safe, successful and strong!


May 19, 2010

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