Patrolman Richard Scott Rogiers

Patrolman Richard Scott Rogiers

Balcones Heights Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 12, 1989

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Richard Scott Rogiers

Patrolman Scotty Rogiers was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for speeding just outside the city limits.

During the stop, he determined that the driver had an outstanding warrant from San Antonio. When he attempted to arrest the man, a struggle ensued. The subject produced a handgun from his coat pocket and shot Patrolman Rogiers in the head.

Patrolman Rogiers fell to the ground and was able to put out a distress call before being shot in the head a second time. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

The subject was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. He has been denied parole four times.

Patrolman Rogiers was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Balcones Heights Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 540
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 11, 1989
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

vehicle stop

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 34 years. I remember our time in the military together at Ft Hood Tx. We spent a lot of time together at your mom’s home at Castroville Tx with your friend Patty Chester. You were a very special guy. Miss you!

Retired Chief Duane Dixon
Bellefonte Police Dept. Bellefonte Pa

September 9, 2023

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