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Officer Anderson's official End of Watch

"God, we ask that you welcome this fallen hero with open arms."
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Posted at 3:44 AM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 07:31:37-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — At 3:05a.m. Metro Nashville Police Department aired a radio call marking the End of Watch for fallen Officer John Anderson.

Here is the transcript of that call:

"Central Precinct Officer John Anderson is 10-7 [out of service] for the remainder.
End of Watch: Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at 3:05 hours.
Officer Anderson, we honor you for your ultimate sacrifice and we thank you for your service to the Metropolitan Government and the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County.
God, we ask that you welcome this fallen hero with open arms.
We also ask that you bless each person who has gathered here today to pay respect for his sacrifice.
We pray that you protect our brothers and sisters in blue as they follow their calling and continue to put themselves in harms way daily to help other stay safe.
We pray for all of these things in your name. Amen."

Officer John Anderson died in a crash on the 4th of July. A 17-year-old girl is charged in connection with his death.

Officer Anderson will be remembered Monday morning with a visitation from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Cornerstone Church in Madison. His funeral follows at 1 p.m.

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