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Sergeant Rogelio  Franklin Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana


Rogelio "Roy" Gonzalez, Jr.

Franklin Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Friday, July 15, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 9 years

Badge # FP25

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Gonzalez was shot and killed when he and three deputies were investigating reports of a man shooting at an airplane.

The pilot of the crop-duster had reported the incident to the sheriff's department and identified the home where the shots were fired from.

When the deputies arrived at the scene, they encountered the homeowner who was armed with several firearms. When the deputies ordered the man to drop his weapon, he opened fire and killed Sergeant Gonzalez and slightly wounded one of the other deputies. The deputies returned fire and killed the suspect.

One of the deputies involved in the shooting was the son of Assistant Chief Bill Linder, of the Wisner, Louisiana Police Department, who was shot and killed in the line of duty 10 months earlier.

Sergeant Gonzalez had served with the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Department for 9 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

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Tonight at approximately 7:40 pm, TEN YEARS AGO, you were on your way to Heaven's Gate. Justin and I have been through so much since you left us. We have grown together, taken care of each other, and held each other. I do not know what I would do without him. Sometimes he reminds me so much of you. The look on this face or that smile with the dimple. His mannerisms are just like you. He is a good young man, sweet, caring, good hearted, loving, and loves to laugh! My only problem with him has been his lead foot but we know exactly where he got that from. But, since Baylor is own his way, he has manned up and taken care of things he should have. He has grown up so much in the last several months. I am so very proud of him and you would be too! He has not become the social butterfly that you were but that is probably a good thing! We miss you each and every day and I have prayed that I could just see you for a short period of time to talk to you. You always talked to me about most everything and we always had a plan together. I NEED that so much right now. Ten years have flown by so quickly in one way, but in another, it seems like it has been an eternity. We will NEVER forget you, your dedication to the FPSO, or your service to us and to Franklin Parish. You are always in our hearts FOREVER! I love you, baby. Forever and Always... I will see you one day....

Shelley Carter-Gonzalez,
July 15, 2015


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