Officer James Richard Rogan

Officer James Richard Rogan

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Wednesday, February 22, 1978

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James Richard Rogan

Officer James Rogan was shot and killed by a suspect while making a traffic stop on Paradise Road. During the stop the suspect suddenly shot him. As Officer Rogan laid on the ground the suspect stood over him and fired several more shots.

The suspect was shot and killed by other officers after an all-night house-to-house search.

Officer Rogan had served with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 631

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Thanks for your service to Las Vegas, Clark County, the state of Nevada and to this great nation. Your sacrifice is appreciated. Your agency is alive and well and has grown exponentially. I've often worked with Las Vegas Metro officers through the years and you'd be proud of your agency.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (ret) and NVDPS
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno, Nevada) and NVDPS

February 22, 2021

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