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Deputy Sheriff Joseph C. Rodgers | Florence County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Florence County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Joseph C. Rodgers

Florence County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 9, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/9/1997

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed by other officers

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Deputy Rodgers was shot and killed by a murder suspect after he had responded to a call that the suspect had been sighted. The suspect, who had committed a double-murder two days prior, shot and killed Deputy Rodgers when he arrived on the scene. The suspect then stole his cruiser and began to leave the scene but was stopped at the end of the road by another deputy and a state trooper. As the suspect jumped out of the cruiser the two officers opened fire, killing him. Both officers received awards for their heroism.

Deputy Rodgers had served with the agency for 4 years. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, and brother.

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