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Remembering Deputy Billy Anders

Updated: Monday, April 1 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

Family and friends gathered to honor a Buncombe County deputy who dedicated his life to law enforcement. Deputy Billy Anders passed away Friday after a battle with the flu. He was 44-years-old.


Anders was a policeman, a deputy and a soldier. He served briefly in the arm and became a contract security escort officer in Iraq and Afghanistan. He'll be remembered here for his service to his country and his community.


Buncombe and Madison deputies joined in support of Deputy Billy Anders' family at his funeral service in Mars Hill. Deputy Anders lived in Madison County. The honor guard fired salutes and a bagpiper played as flags flew at half-staff.


Deputy Anders made a lot of friends in law enforcement. They were saddened by his death following a battle with the flu last week.  They say he'd been through several hardships in life, but overcame disabilities due to injuries to continue his law enforcement career.


Deputy Anders worked for the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office as a reserve deputy and served as a full-time officer for the past three years. He served in the Buncombe and Madison sheriff's offices. He also served as a police officer in Weaverville.


He was laid to rest at a cemetery near Sam's Gap.


By Sherrill Barber
Follow Sherrill on Twitter @SherrillBarber




 

Remembering Deputy Billy Anders


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