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Patrolman George Rogers | Canton Police Department, North Carolina Canton Police Department, North Carolina

Patrolman

George Rogers

Canton Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 21, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 21 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Released in 1994

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Patrolman Rogers was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance. He was familiar with the couple involved but as he began to approach the house the male suspect began firing a rifle at the responding officers. Patrolman Rogers took cover behind his cruiser but was struck in the head by a piece of shrapnel when his cruiser was struck by a rifle round.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to life. He was released from prison January 5, 1994.

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George was a dear friend to our family. I can still see him on the street in Canton greeting all that past by. My children would run up to him and get a hug! I think of him often.

Virginia Parker Clark
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May 25, 2016

 

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