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Patrolman Rufus H. Rodgers | Aiken Department of Public Safety, South Carolina Aiken Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

Patrolman

Rufus H. Rodgers

Aiken Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, April 22, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Rufus Rodgers was shot and killed with his own weapon after responding to a domestic dispute between a father and two sons.

A second officer was arresting one of the sons for possessing a knife and Officer Rodgers was about to arrest the father. The other son snuck up behind Officer Rodgers and grabbed his gun. As he turned around he was shot several times. The suspect fled the scene but was later arrested in the woods behind his house during a manhunt. The suspect was subsequently sentenced to life.
Officer Rodgers is survived by his wife, son, and five daughters.

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