ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day
84°
Partly Cloudy
H 91° L 70°
  • cloudy-day
    84°
    Current Conditions
    Partly Cloudy. H 91° L 70°
  • cloudy-day
    89°
    Afternoon
    Partly Cloudy. H 91° L 70°
  • cloudy-day
    84°
    Evening
    Partly Cloudy. H 91° L 70°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Morning show on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Home team on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The crossover on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

National
Deputy who delivered baby on side of road dies on child's 1st birthday
Close

Deputy who delivered baby on side of road dies on child's 1st birthday

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Sgt. Shawn T. Anderson, 43, was shot Saturday night while conducting an investigation with a fellow deputy. (Photo: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office/Facebook)

Deputy who delivered baby on side of road dies on child's 1st birthday

A Louisiana family who just one year ago praised a sheriff’s deputy for delivering their child along the side of the road, is now mourning that deputy’s death. 

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Sgt. Shawn T. Anderson, 43, was shot Saturday night while conducting an investigation with a fellow deputy. 

"Sgt. Shawn Anderson died following a struggle in which shots were fired," a statement from the department read. "He and another deputy had responded to a business as part of a rape investigation." 

>> Read more trending news

Anderson was conducting the investigation near a barber shop in East Baton Rouge, and struggled with the shooting suspect before being killed, police said. 

The Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page Sunday that it was one year to the day that Anderson had helped deliver a baby on the side of a road. 

“Seeing Declan celebrate his birthday today is a poignant reminder that Sgt. Anderson lives on in the countless ways he has positively impacted so many. Happy birthday Declan! We are blessed to have such a reminder of Sgt. Anderson's service to his community!” the post said. 

Anderson began working at the Sheriff's Office in 1999. He was presented the Life Saving Award in 2010 for saving the life of a woman on Old Mississippi River Bridge and recognized for serving more than 60 high-risk warrants in 2013 as part of a SWAT team with no injuries or shots fired. 

"Our hearts are broken as we grieve for one of our brothers," East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. 

A suspect was shot and injured during the incident. The condition of the suspect was unavailable. Authorities have not released the identity of the suspect. 

"I think we are a very praying community and I think that thoughts and prayers are needed here and we come together just like we always do and always have," Baton Rouge police Chief Carl Dabadie added. "There's no doubt we won't here, also." 

The Associated Press and ABC News contributed to this article.

Read More
VIEW COMMENTS

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

Latest Bulldog News

  • Tailgating plans for the University of Georgia’s week three football game with Samford University on September 16th can now be planned in fine detail.  The SEC Network announced kickoff times for games taking place  the first three weeks on the network’s channels, and the Bulldogs have been assigned a 7:30pm kickoff against Samford on the SEC Network Alternate channel.  This will mark the second night game of the season in Sanford Stadium, with the week one matchup against Appalachian State kicking off at 6:30pm. It will also be the third night game in as many weeks, with the week two game at Notre Dame kicking off at 7:30pm.  The remaining kickoff times for the season will be announced closer to the games per SEC scheduling policies, with the exception of the Georgia-Florida game on October 28th, which is already scheduled as a 3:30pm kickoff. 
  • Georgia Bulldog running back Elijah Holyfield will go through a pre-trial diversion program after his marijuana arrest of earlier this year. The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield was arrested May 1. He’s a sophomore on the Bulldog team that opens the 2017 season in 47 days. Holyfield is expected to be suspended for the September 2 home game against Appalachian State.  The sportswriters who attended last week’s SEC Media Days in Hoover Alabama voted the Georgia Bulldogs as preseason favorites to win the SEC East in coach Kirby Smart’s second season in Athens.
  • Kirby Smart said earlier this week that the Georgia football team should embrace the expectations. Well, here they are.   Georgia is officially the favorite to win the SEC East, albeit a slight one, as the Bulldogs were selected first in the division in the annual preseason media poll. Florida, the two-time defending champion, came in a close second. Georgia received 1,572 points, including 138 first-place votes, edging out Florida (1,526 points and 96 first-place votes.) The two were followed by Tennessee (998 points and three first-place votes), South Carolina (897 and five first-place votes), Kentucky (869), Vanderbilt (554) and Missouri (388). This is the fourth time in the last six years that Georgia has been picked to win the division. It met those expectations in 2012, then came short in 2013 and 2015. Last year, for Smart’s first season as Georgia’s head coach, the media picked Georgia to finish third. The Bulldogs ended up in a three-way tie for second. “When you come to the University of Georgia, the expectation is to win championships. That’s what we expect to do at the University of Georgia, and that’s the standard we’ll be held to,” Smart said from the podium during his turn at SEC media days. Georgia also received six votes to win the entire SEC championship, third-most behind prohibitive favorite Alabama (217) and Auburn (11).  Auburn and Mississippi State, the two West division teams that Georgia faces, were picked second and sixth in their division, respectively.  
  • Georgia Bulldog running back Nick Chubb was named Georgia Collegiate Athlete of the Year at last night’s Atlanta Sports Awards show. Chubb and his Bulldog teammates are today 50 days away from the season opener against the Appalachian State Mountaineers, a September 2 contest in Sanford Stadium.   Chubb, a native of Cedartown, Ga., was chosen from an all Bulldog group of finalists including track and field’s Keturah Orji and swimming and diving’s Olivia Smoliga, who were both 2016 U.S. Olympians.   This marks the second year in a row that a University of Georgia student-athlete has won the Collegiate Athlete of the Year honor after golfer Lee McCoy enjoyed the honor in 2016. The first accolade of this sort was given in 2006 and since football’s D.J. Shockley won the inaugural honor, there have been nine Bulldogs to garner the award. Five of those Georgia team members selected have been football players, including Jarvis Jones going back to back in 2011-12.   Chubb finished his third season as Georgia’s No. 2 all-time leading rusher with 3,424 yards, trailing only Herschel Walker (5,259). Named one of the team’s overall captains following the 2016 season, Chubb went for 1,130 yards and eight rushing touchdowns last year. This marked the second 1,000-yard season of his career after Chubb tallied 1,547 yards and 15 scores as a freshman in 2014. He was named the SEC Freshman of the Year and a Freshman All-American following his first year.   Chubb returned in 2016 following a season-ending knee injury that he sustained in game six of his sophomore year in 2015. In his season debut last year, Chubb exploded for 222 yards on 32 carries (6.9 average) and two touchdowns in the win over #20 North Carolina during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. He completed his third year with a 147-yard performance during the victory over TCU in the Liberty Bowl.
  • Georgia will be getting a key player back at full speed in time for fall camp.   Speaking at SEC Media Days on Tuesday, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart Bulldogs defensive tackle Trenton Thompson will be ready to go after an offseason that including rehabbing a shoulder injury and withdrawing from spring classes in February to deal with an unspecified medical issue. Thompson will be a big part of a Bulldogs defense that returns ten starters from last season. In 2106, Georgia finished No. 16 in the nation in total defense, allowing only 327.5 yards per game while allowing 24 points per game, good for 35th overall. A sophomore last season, Thompson recorded 56 total tackles, including 9.5 for a loss and five sacks.