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Sheriff Joseph Rogers | McLeod County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota McLeod County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

Sheriff

Joseph Rogers

McLeod County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Friday, June 26, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 1

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Lynched

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Sheriff Joseph Rogers was shot and killed as he and a deputy attempted to arrest two men they encountered on a road near Glencoe Township. When Sheriff Rogers told the men he was going to arrest them one of them fired at the Sheriff. After Sheriff Rogers returned fire the men again fired, striking Sheriff Rogers in the chest. The deputy went to get help and Sheriff Rogers was shot several more times.

The suspects were apprehended by a posse in a swamp the next day and were lynched.

Sheriff Rogers had been marshal of Glencoe for 7 years before being elected Sheriff in 1894. He was survived by his mother, father, and sister; he is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Glencoe, Mcleod County, Minnesota.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 26, 2015

 

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