Audio Resolution honors legacy of Sheriff Frank Anderson

Resolution honors legacy of Sheriff Frank Anderson

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Sheriff Frank J. Anderson
Retired Marion County Sheriff Frank Anderson

On Tuesday, the Indiana Senate approved Senate Resolution 22 in honor of retired Marion County Sheriff Frank Anderson’s career as a public servant and devoted peace officer.

For more than 23 years, Anderson oversaw 62 counties as a U.S. Marshall for the Southern District of Indiana. Highly regarded for his leadership and service, he was honored with the Martin J. Burke award in 2001 as the most outstanding Marshal in the nation. Among his many accomplishments, most notable perhaps is Anderson’s instrumental role in founding and directing the U.S. Federal Witness Protection Program.

A native of Indianapolis, Anderson was elected to serve as Marion County Sheriff in 2002, and he was re-elected for a second term in 2006. As Sheriff, he played a prominent role in building Marion County’s reputation for having one of the most outstanding sheriff’s departments in the country.

Senate Resolution 22 honors Anderson’s dedication to maintaining peace for Indiana citizens. His legacy has come to embody the pursuit of civility and a rejection of negative politics.

State Senator Jim Arnold of LaPorte, a retired LaPorte County Sheriff, spoke in commemoration of Anderson’s contributions to Marion County and the Indiana Sheriff’s Association.

“Sheriff, you leave a real legacy in Marion County…”

State Senator Jean Breaux of Indianapolis also spoke in celebration of Sheriff Anderson’s sincere character and distinguished accomplishments as a public servant, friend and family man.

“When I think of Frank Anderson…”

Sen. Breaux with Sheriff Anderson and his wife, Mercedes
Sheriff Anderson, Sen. Jean Breaux and Mrs. Mercedes Anderson
Sen. Vi Simpson, Marion Co. Sheriff John Layton, Sen. Jean Breaux and Sheriff Anderson.