Richmond Sheriff's Office mourns the loss of longtime colleague

Richmond Sheriff's Office mourns the loss of longtime colleague

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Sheriff's Office is mourning the death of a longtime member of its force.

Maj. Kenneth Anderson, who first joined the Sheriff's Office in November 1998, died Thursday.

Anderson was the recipient of many awards, including the Award of Good Conduct in December 2004.

He was promoted to major earlier this year.

"In honor of Major Anderson, Sheriff (C.T.) Woody has directed all sworn staff to shroud their badges through and until the conclusion of his service," the Sheriff's Office said in a press release.

Woody issued the following statement about Anderson:

I, and members of my agency are heartbroken this morning. Major Anderson was an integral part of this organization. As a leader in the Training Department, Major Anderson over saw the instruction and molding of dozens of young deputies. He made it his personal mission to ensure that they were all well-educated and ready to handle any situation that may arise during their tenure with the Richmond City Sheriff's Office. He was a giant with a giving heart that was always eager to help others. He solved problems with a smile and gave his all no matter the task; He always got it done.

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