March 20, 2017

Shawn Anderson - Sheriff's Office Fatality - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Shawn Anderson
Sergeant Shawn Anderson, age 43, died in the line of duty on March 18, 2017, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Sergeant Anderson was a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. He had 18 years of service.

In the late evening hours, Shawn and another officer had gone to a beauty salon in a strip mall to investigate a rape accusation. The suspect in the case was being interviewed when a struggle ensued. The male subject shot Shawn.

Shawn was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, he was pronounced deceased.

The suspect was shot during the incident and is in custody.

Shawn was a U.S. Army veteran with six years of service in the military.  He is the father of two children.

During his career with the Sheriff's Office, Shawn served in numerous divisions of the
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for
Shawn and for those who have lost him. 
department. He received many awards and decorations for his high level of performance. Last year, he was honored for helping to deliver a baby on the side of a roadway. He had served over 60 high risk warrants as a member of the SWAT team. He also received a life saving award for rescuing a woman during an attempted suicide incident on a local bridge.

The members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their brother. Shawn was hard-working and focused. If something had to be done, he did it. He had a sense of humor and he had a soft heart. He will be forever remembered.

Shawn's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Shawn is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

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

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

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

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to others. Amen.

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

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