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.

RIP Deputy Anderson. My condolences to the Anderson family and the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

Cpl J. Manresa
Broward County Sheriff's Office

January 15, 2010

We began our law enforcement career together in the academy. I still can not believe you are gone. My thoughts are with your family during this tragic time. You will be missed brother! Keep a watch over us and keep us safe. SEMPER FI!

Ofc. Luedtke
Academy Classmate

January 15, 2010

RIP Brother....

Ptlm. M. Thomas
Foster Twp. Police Dept (PA)

January 15, 2010

My heart and prayers are with his family, friends, loved ones and fellow officers. James is now Guarding the Streets of Heaven. As it is sung in the Marines Hymn "The streets are guarded by United States Marines" and I believe cops serve there as well. This world is lessened with the loss of good men like James. Semper Fi Sir.

Patrol Officer Matt Topham
Cedar City Police Department

January 15, 2010

Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.


January 15, 2010

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

January 15, 2010

I had the pleasure of meeting D/S Anderson over the Christmas holidays when he came down to Central Florida with his family. He came up to me while I was working a detail and he introduced himself as a Deputy. We then realized that we after talking for a few minutes that we served together in the Marine Corps and we knew many of the same people. We talked for over twenty minutes while his family shopped. He said "look me up if you ever come up my way, they call me Anderson". For the few minutes I had the pleasure to talk to him I felt the love he had for his family, for being a deputy, and a former Marine.

James rest in peace...

Chad Chaney
Osceola County Sheriff

January 15, 2010

The family of D/S Anderson is in my thoughts and prayers as are the men & women of the SJCSO.

Laura Dean-Mooney

January 15, 2010

Thank you Deputy Anderson for your service.


January 15, 2010

Deputy Anderson,
Thank you for all that you have done for your community and your family.. you’re a true hero and will be greatly missed. we’ll pick up the beat from here as you walk the beat above, your in a place that has no worries and fears no evil. R.I.P.

Tpr. A.N.Dobosiewicz
Florida Highway Patrol

January 15, 2010

God bless

Chief George Yaccich
Rochester Township Police, Pennsylvania

January 15, 2010

Deputy Anderson as you were known on your beat in Ponte Vedra Beach Fl. I met you only a couple of short months before I retired. You talked and joked around with me when ever you saw me in my security vehicle on property at the hotel resort. You will be missed. Now you can rest in peace.

Bill Morgan
Hotel Security P.V.I.& C. (Retired)

January 15, 2010

Rest in peace deputy Anderson. My sincere condolences to your family. I know you will be missed by them and your fellow deputies. Being a retired Navy MA1 I know your military experience gave you the pride and determination to help your fellow man. UUUrah!! Godspeed Terry F. Zech


January 15, 2010

Rest in peace Deputy Anderson, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!


January 15, 2010

Although I am not an officer, I am one of the one's who James protected. I first met James in 03/09. He and his squad would always meet at the conveinence store before going on duty. I would always run into him there. The first time I met him I'll never forget. I went into the store and I come out and him and 2 others were checking out my Jeep. I'm thinking, "Great, here comes an illegal tint ticket or something." He just wanted to check it out and give me props. That was always our point of conversation. So what else have you done to it, he'd always ask. He gave me his card and said if I ever needed anything to call him. We've had to call 911 a few times for my father. The last time we did, he wasn't on duty yet but heard the call and came over to check anyway. He was that nice of a guy. He'd give me a BIG hug before he'd leave and tell me to keep my head up. That's what I'm going to do for you James.... keep my head up. I have cried many times since hearing the news about you friend. I will miss the text messages, the jabs about my Gators and Teebow, your smile, you in general. I will miss seeing you ride by my house late nights with your side lights on watching our houses for us. The MSD of PVB will NOT be the same without you. Pulling into the Gate Station and you not being there around 10pm. won't be the same either. I can't imagine what your Sqaud and family are going through. To your family... this is just a flat our tragedy. That's all that can be said. Mrs. Anderson, take the comfort of knowing that all of us here in the MSD of PVB are hurting as well. We grieve along with you and pray for your healing. To his other family..... his squad, I know you're hurting and I pray for all of you. You guys lost one funny guy. You guys lost a brother. You can find someone to take his place for work, but never find someone to take his place. Thank you for all you guys do for us here. I have a feeling you're not told enough. Take care and see you guys at the Gate and on the streets.....

Harrison Zauke

January 15, 2010

Deputy Anderson,
May you rest in peace brother, we can take it from here.

Officer David Kirkpatrick
WA State Department of Corrections

January 15, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, and the brothers and sisters in uniform across the State of Florida and the nation. We share your grief. May you always rest in the arms of the angels, Deputy Anderson. Thank you for your dedicated service, sir. We will not forget.

Peggy Parker
Texarkana, TX

January 15, 2010

Rest in peace brother and may perpetual light shine upon you. Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall be called the children of God.

Pennsylvania State Police

January 15, 2010

God bless you and your family,R.I.P.

D/S Ed Johnston
St. Lucie County Sheriffs Department Ft.Pierce Florida

January 15, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Anderson family. Our gift was the opportunity to know and work with James, he will be missed.

Victim Advocate Kimberly Daley
Putnam County Sheriff's Office

January 15, 2010

To the family of Deputy James Anderson,

My family want you to know that you are not alone. People from all over the community are holding your family and your husband and father up in prayer.

We thank you for the service of Deputy Anderson both as a law enforcement officer and Marine protecting us and our nation.

God Bless.


January 15, 2010

Our hearts and prayers go out to Deputy Anderson's family, friends and co-workers. There's not much anyone can say right now that will make sense, just know there are a lot of people praying for you.
Deputy Anderson thank you for your service and sacrifice, we will never forget.

Connie Barker F.W.B. Fl
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04

January 15, 2010

Rest in peace Sheriff Anderson!
You will not be forgotten!
FACEBOOK salutes you!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

January 15, 2010

Rest in peace Deputy Anderson. May God be with you, your family, and your department. Thank you for your service in both Law Enforcement and the US Military. We will continue the watch in your honor.

Patrol Officer
Granbury P.D Texas

January 15, 2010

Rest in peace Deputy Anderson. May God be with you and your family. Thank you for your courage and service.


January 15, 2010

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