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Remembering Lee County Deputy James Anderson

OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) -- Deputy James Anderson's casket, followed by his family and several hundred of his law enforcement brothers and sisters, pull away from First Baptist of Opelika.

Their destination is Garden Hills Cemetary for a graveside service.

Sheriff Jay Jones says it's appropriate that Deputy Anderson's final resting place is less than a mile from the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

We want people to know how much he meant to us and loved this community and loved this job," said Sheriff Jay Jones. "If anybody is an example of how much he loved doing this work and helping people than certainly James Anderson is on that list."

Anderson is survived by his high school sweet heart and wife, Corrine Anderson and their two children, a daughter who attends Southern Union and a son who is a marine.

Certainly Tuesday's funeral service was toughest on them, to say good-bye to a loving husband and father, who was only 39 years old.

"Tough times for everyone certainly our mission today is to take care of the family take care of our fallen deputy today an see him for the last time," said Jones.

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