BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The funeral for slain East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Lt. Shawn Anderson is being held in Baton Rouge at the Healing Place Church.
On Saturday, March 18, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Lt. Shawn Anderson, 43, was shot and killed while conducting an investigation at Classic Cuts, a barbershop off O'Neal Lane.
Lt. Anderson had been with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office for nearly 18 years. He began working at the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office in May of 1999. He served in various divisions including Parish Prison, Narcotics, K-9, Emergency Services Unit, Maritime Response Team and SWAT. Sgt. Anderson also served in Uniform Patrol at Burbank, Scotlandville and most recently Kleinpeter substation.
Lt. Anderson was presented 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 60 high risk warrants in 2013 as a part of SWAT with no injuries or shots fired.
One year ago, Sgt. Anderson was recognized for bringing a life into the world. Anderson and two other deputies were flagged down by a pregnant woman and her husband on the way to the hospital March 19, 2016.
A procession was held by local law enforcement Monday as Lt. Anderson's body was transported to the funeral home.