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Police Officer John Ralph Anderson, IV

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, July 4, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer John Ralph Anderson, IV

Anderson. It was an honor to serve with you in the Marines. You were a good Marine and a better man! Miss those days! There are a lot of people that think of you often! Appreciate your service with Alpha Company as well as with the Metro Nashville Police Department. You are not forgotten!

Semper Fidelis!

Trooper TD
Kentucky State Police

January 8, 2022

Anderson. It was an honor to serve with you in the Marines. You were a good Marine and a better man! Miss those days! There are a lot of people that think of you often! Appreciate your service with Alpha Company as well as with the Metro Nashville Police Department. You are not forgotten!

Trooper TD
Kentucky State Police

January 8, 2022

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

July 4, 2020

Rest in peace hero.


July 4, 2020

Who hurts the worst when Daddy goes to work.
Is it mother as she prepares dinner for the kids and hopes there's not a knock upon the door.

Is it Daddy as he drives his patrol car from call to call and he wonders will I make it home today.

But the child carries the largest burden he prays to God up above dear Lord look over daddy tonight in his 8 hour shift as he sees things no human should ever have to bear can I ask Lord to help carry the burden of mother should ever a knock come up on the door.
Dear Lord I have a baseball game on Saturday and I play soccer on Sunday after church.
Will daddy ever get the time to watch me perform as he's worried about his training officer who is not well at this time.
Please watch over Daddy as I praise your name our father in heaven please answer me not in vain that my father your son can stay here with me for a while in your name I pray.

But this time the child's prayer was not to be the same as he heard it.
The morning time a knock upon the door with the saddest news a police officer's family can receive and he cried out loud oh Lord ( HOW FAR IS HEAVEN WHEN DO I GET TO GO TO SAY GOODBYE DADDY ) see my daddy on his's one last show I must carry Mama's hand now and be her little man because my daddy's WATCH is now carried by other officers throughout this great land. GOD BLESS THE M.N.P.D.
And officer Anderson family.

By T. Fisher
St Petersburg FL

Nashville citizen Tracy Fisher
Nashville citizen

December 20, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Anderson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 10, 2019

Thank you for your service sir GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

August 8, 2019

Rest in peace Brother. We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

Lt. A. Orozco

July 22, 2019

The services rendered by Police Officer John Ralph Anderson, are deeply appreciated. The men & women of the Abilene Police Dept mourn this loss for the family, coworkers, and friends, and offer our prayers for peace.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

July 22, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer John Anderson on their tragic loss. May our Lord give you all the strength and comfort needed during this difficult time. Thank you for your dedication and service to your community, and our Country. Rest in peace Police Officer John Anderson.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

July 19, 2019

Rest well, brother. Thank you.

Officer Ty Webber - Scottsbluff Police D

July 18, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 18, 2019

You are truly missed by everyone on Central C detail. We will never forget you John. Rest in peace brother.

Member of Central C Detail
Metro Nashville Police Department-Central Precinct

July 18, 2019

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

July 16, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Anderson.

Joseph Hart-Bowley

July 15, 2019

Officer Anderson we didnt know each other but I thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy brother

Sheriff Deputy Joe Hanson
Davidsons county Sheriff's office

July 12, 2019

R.I.P Sir!

Kpl Peter Hofmann
Swiss Railway Transport Police

July 12, 2019

I would just like to say thank you (although that doesn't seem to be enough) for your service and sacrifice (trying to make this crazy world a better and safer place). You will not be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to your friends, family and coworkers. RIP.

Marie C
NJ Citizen

July 11, 2019

Be at peace, Officer Anderson. Your watch is over. Thank you for your service. We will make sure your sacrifice is never forgotten.

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1
Alessandra LoBiondo
Civilian Supporter, NY

July 10, 2019

Officer Anderson, so much commentary could be made for this incident but I feel, at this time, it's best not shared. Bottom line, you are the victim of a tragic, avoidable and infuriating situation that I believe this nation shies away from, juvenile justice.

Brother, you did your job and you truly earned the title, HERO. May God Bless you and all who feel your loss the most, those who know and love you best. May you forever Rest in Peace and may true justice be served for your death.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

July 10, 2019

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

July 10, 2019

Officer Anderson,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 10, 2019

Officer Anderson, what a horrible chain of events that took your young life! I pray that you did not suffer. Words seem so trivial at these times but, I must say something to express my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You were taken way too soon from this life. I am sure great things were ahead for you, but that was not the plan. I see that your co-workers cared about you and you were appreciated! Thank you, Sir for your Service!
My deepest sympathy to the Metro Nashville Police Department as they grieve your loss.
Rest in Peace now, Brother. You will be missed!

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

July 10, 2019

RIP forever. Officer John Anderson will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

July 10, 2019

RIP Ofc. Anderson. From all of us First Responders in Tennessee and nation wide, fly high. Gone but not forgotten.

Emergency Medical Technician Rose Pauls

July 9, 2019

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