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Police Officer Lorenzo L. Rodgers | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Lorenzo L. Rodgers

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 12, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year, 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 2010

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Police Officer Lorenzo Rodgers was shot and killed when he attempted to take action during an armed robbery while off duty.

He was standing in front of a laundromat on Des Peres Street when a man approached and produced a handgun. Officer Rodgers drew his service revolver and exchanged shots with the man. Both men were struck and Officer Rodgers succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later and charged with murder. He was convicted of murder and paroled in June 2010.

Officer Rodgers was assigned to the 8th District and had been with the agency for only 14 months. He was survived by his grandmother.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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June 15, 2015

 

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