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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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Proud to send my No Parole letter today. Thank you for your service, you have not been forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Patrolman Rogiers as the never healing wound is re-opened once again.

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders(RET)
Wewoka (OK) Police Department
February 17, 2016

 

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