Friday, September 25, 2009
BY ALAN RIQUELMY
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga.
OPELIKA, Ala. -- Lee County Sheriff's Deputy James Anderson died Thursday while in the line of duty.
Anderson, 39, was struck by a vehicle just before 1 p.m. CDT as he approached a car during a traffic stop at Lee Road 240 and Lee Road 234 in Smiths Station, said Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones. The suspect driving the car, Gregory Lance Henderson, 31, of Columbus faces a charge of capital murder, the sheriff said.
Anderson, a three-year veteran of the sheriff's office, was the passenger in the patrol vehicle when the traffic stop happened, Jones said. The suspect's vehicle pulled into a driveway, and the sheriff's car pulled in behind it.