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

The town of Canton named the downtown bridge over the Pigeon River after Patrolman Rogers

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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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