OF THE FALLEN
Deputy James W. Anderson
Lee County Sheriff's Office, Alabama
End of Watch: September 24, 2009
Deputy James Anderson and another officer had stopped a violator on Lee Road 240. As they attempted to approach to make contact, the driver accelerated and intentionally struck Deputy Anderson, pinning him underneath the vehicle. The other deputy was able to remove the suspect from the vehicle and take him into custody. As other deputies and medics arrived on the scene, they were able to free Anderson from under the vehicle. He was then transported to Columbus Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The suspect was charged and convicted of capital murder.
Deputy Anderson had served with the Lee County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
May God Bless You and May You Rest in Peace.
A HERO for Sure.
You Served Well