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Patrolman Richard Scott Rogiers | Balcones Heights Police Department, Texas Balcones Heights Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Richard Scott Rogiers

Balcones Heights Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, March 12, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 540

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/11/1989

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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Patrolman Richard 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 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 had served with the Balcones Heights Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and son.

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Scotty you are my lifelong friend, the school days from 5th grade on up to graduation,the nights we patrolled together I wish i could have back..you are missed

Former Patrolman - Deputy
San Antonio PD, Hondo PD, Medina County SO, Universal City PD
September 3, 2017

 

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