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By Scott Flynn, WSBTV.com

BATON ROUGE — A Louisiana family who just one year ago praised a sheriff’s deputy for delivering their child along the side of the road, is now mourning that deputy’s death.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Shawn T. Anderson, 43, was shot Saturday night while conducting an investigation with a fellow deputy.

“Sgt. Shawn Anderson died following a struggle in which shots were fired,” a statement from the department read. “He and another deputy had responded to a business as part of a rape investigation.”

Anderson was conducting the investigation near a barber shop in East Baton Rouge, and struggled with the shooting suspect before being killed, police said.

The Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook page Sunday that it was one year to the day that Anderson had helped deliver a baby on the side of a road.

“Seeing Declan celebrate his birthday today is a poignant reminder that Sgt. Anderson lives on in the countless ways he has positively impacted so many. Happy birthday Declan! We are blessed to have such a reminder of Sgt. Anderson’s service to his community!” the post said.

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