Slain Baton Rouge deputy identified as Sgt. Shawn Anderson

A deputy was shot and killed outside of a barber shop near a movie theater in Baton Rouge Saturday night.

BATON ROUGE -- Authorities identified the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy killed in the line of duty Saturday night as Sgt. Shawn Anderson.

According to a report from our partners at WBRZ, Anderson worked out of the Kleinpeter substation and was a 1992 graduate of Baker High School.

A year ago, Anderson helped a woman and her husband deliver their baby in the middle of a road. According to a report from The Advocate, the family was trying to make it to the hospital, but couldn't get there in time. Instead, the baby's father flagged down deputies, including Anderson, who helped deliver the baby.

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“You put me in an active shooter situation, I’m there. I know exactly what to do,” Anderson told The Advocate in 2016. “Done a lot and seen a lot. Nothing really rattles me that much, but that was totally outside of my element. That right there, that got me. Thank God everything worked out.


Anderson was with the department for nearly 20 years and served six years in the U.S. Army. He had been honored numerous times for heroism, according to WBRZ.

“Our hearts are broken as we grieve for one of our brothers,” Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “We ask for your continued prayers and support during this difficult time as we mourn the loss and honor the memory of Sgt. Shawn Anderson.”

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