Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 29 years
Badge # 16597
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 6/24/1974
Police Officer Robert Rogerson succumbed to injuries sustained while inspecting a taxi cab on June 24th, 1974, at the 114th Precinct station house in Queens.
During the inspection the taxi cab went out of control on 35th Street, near Austoria Boulevard, striking Officer Rogerson, dragging him 20 feet and pinning him against a utility pole. He was transported to a local hospital suffering from a fractured skull, two broken legs, and other internal injuries. He lapsed into a coma and remained unconscious until passing away.
Officer Rogerson was assigned to the License Division and had served the NYPD for 29 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.