Deputy Sheriff Oscar Bolanos-Anavisca was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a robbery at 2:45 am at 2990 Gillespie Street in Fayetteville.
Deputies had completed a canine track, and Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca was walking along the roadway when a passing vehicle struck him. The driver fled the scene and was located a mile and a half from the scene. The subject was found to be intoxicated and taken into custody.
Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca was transported by ambulance to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Deputy Bolanos-Anavisca had served with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for two years. He is survived by his mother, father, siblings, and fiancé.