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.

Best zone partner a cop could ask for, still can’t look at this without crying. Love you and miss you bro

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Taylor
Putnam County Sheriffs Office

May 22, 2021

Hey James. Still missing you down here, but I know you are up there watching over the rest of us. You and I shared things as we were brothers on so many levels. First, you and I are brothers because both you and I earned the title of United States Marine. Second, you and I were brothers at two different agencies (Putnam County SO and St. Johns County SO) in law enforcement fighting the good fight. In both of these endeavors, you and I fought for those who could not fight for themselves or were wronged in some way. Lastly, you and I were brothers on this planet. You are no longer here in person, but I know you are still around in spirit and in my memories. Still missing you, but I will see you again some day.
SEMPER FI Devil Dog!!!

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

January 14, 2021

James, ten years have passed since the night you died and, while I'm a decade older, I remember it like yesterday. Your sacrifice certainly left an impression on me at my young age and at the start of my life in public service. Your death shaped the officer I became, and I feel I have left a positive impact on my agencies, community, and co-workers since then. I have arrested hundreds of drunk drivers this past decade, each one in your name, and I honestly believe I have saved lives because of it.

I wish your family peace, I extend them my deepest sympathies, and send you the love of my family and myself. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, brother.

Detective Jon Vanik
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

January 14, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Anderson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 14, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Anderson,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

January 14, 2020

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

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