Aurora Highway Dedicated to Fallen Deputy Sheriff

Fallen Deputy Sheriff Honored in St. Louis County

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At only 50-years-old deputy sheriff Bradley Anderson died in an accident while responding to an emergency call, leaving behind a wife and two sons.

Now more than a decade later, his work as a deputy for 11 years along with who he was are being remembered.

“It was the day that basically my world stood still,” said Gale Anderson, Brad’s wife.

September 2nd 2002 is when St. Louis County Sheriff’s Deputy Bradley Anderson’s patrol car collided with a minivan, cutting his life short and seriously injuring his partner.

Thirteen years later, family, friends and fellow law enforcement gathered as Gale and their son, Kyle, unveiled new road signs.

They carry Brad’s name and are designated to the north and south ends of highway 100 in White Township, which includes the accident site where he died.

“Glad, happy, honored,” said Gale. “Brad was the officer, the perfect officer as far as I’m concerned.”

Gale also describes him as having a dry sense of humor and fun to be around.

He was an avid hunter and fishermen who always had a desire to be in law enforcement.

“Tenacious, hard worker if you were a criminal you didn’t want Brad chasing you,” St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman said. “You didn’t want him to be the investigator working your case.”

The St. Louis County Board passed the resolution to designate the road late spring.

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