November 22, 2016

Eric Oliver - Deputy Sheriff Fatality - Nassau County, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Eric Oliver, age 32, died in the line of duty on November 22, 2016, in Yulee, Florida. 
Eric Oliver

Deputy Sheriff Oliver was a member of the Nassau County Sheriff's Office, based in Yulee. He had 7 years of service. 

Around 7:00 a.m., Eric and another deputy were at a gas station in Yulee. Several U.S. Border Patrol agents were at the gas station as well and were interviewing a group of men riding in the back of a pickup truck. The Border Patrol Agents asked Eric and his partner for assistance. 

One of the men being questioned by the Border Patrol fled the scene on foot. Eric and the other deputy ran after the man. Eric was struck by a vehicle as he ran across the roadway. 

Tragically, Eric passed away at the scene due to his injuries. 

The man being pursued remains at large.  

Michael, Patron Saint of
the Police, pray for Eric
and for those who have
lost him. 
Eric was a U.S. Navy veteran and served from 2004 to 2009. 

He was originally hired as a Detention Deputy with Nassau County in July of 2009. He became a Patrol Deputy in 2014. 

Friends stated that Eric had a smile that could light up a room. He will be forever missed. 

The members of the Nassau County Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their brother. Eric was a valued member of their team. He will be forever remembered.

Eric's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He died doing what he wanted to do. He was loving and was loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Eric is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and his 6 year old daughter.

Thank you for your service to America and to the community, Eric. 

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Eric is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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