Sgt. Shawn Thomas Anderson, Active Duty, Veteran
Baton Rouge, Louisiana - 23 Mar 2017
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The family of Sgt. Shawn Thomas Anderson / East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office, has requested the Patriot Guard to stand a silent Flag line at his final Mission. We are Honored.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9. There are no words to adequately express the sorrow in losing our brother, Sergeant Shawn T. Anderson just 7 days after his 43rd birthday. He was a 1992 graduate of Baker High School where he enjoyed being a member of the baseball team. He served 3 years in the United States Army stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, where he was assigned to Multiple Launch Rocket Systems. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Baton Rouge and began his career with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office. Shawn began his service with the Parish Prison and went on to serve in various divisions including Narcotics, (ESU) Emergency Services Unit, and Maritime Response Team. Shawn transferred to the Canine Division and became a master handler and trainer. It was then that he met his canine partner, Jeager – the beginning of a lifelong friendship. He worked Uniform Patrol serving the Burbank, Scotlandville and Kleinpeter Substations. He was a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's SWAT team for 11 years where he served as a breecher. He was presented with the Life Saving Award in 2010 for saving the life of a woman on Old Mississippi River Bridge. He was also recognized in 2014 for serving more than sixty high-risk warrants in 2013 as a part of SWAT with no injuries or shots fired. In March 2016, he was recognized for delivering a baby on the side of the road. - See more at: http://obits.theadvocate.com/obituar....LmNiCfAH.dpuf
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 23 Mar 2017
- Primary Staging Time: 7:00 a.m. A.M.
- Healing Place Church
19202 Highland Road
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana - 70809
- Ride Captain:
Assistant Ride Captains
- Special Instructions:
- We will stage at 7:00 a.m. and place flags on rebar. We will then stand for the arrival of the Hearse. Afterwards we will stand for Visitation starting at 8:00 a.m. until Church Services start at 12:30 p.m. We will then retrieve flags and prepare to line the driveway entrance to the Church, rendering Honors as the procession leaves the church. Due to operational and inadequate space issues near and on the way to the entrance to the Cemetery, we will not participate in the escort.
- Flags & Water:
- Flags Will Be Provided
- Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
- Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: Doug Nobles
Position: State Captain
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