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 lay 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 and previously served with the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 631

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

traffic stop, 9/11

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I meet Jim when I was a teenager
Going to western high school I join the sheriff explorer program and stuck there until I went into army I did container to dolaw enforcement until this day I have been with many law areas including owning 7 different security agency's all over calif and ore Washington I respected
Jim Rogan he is the reason I went into law enforcement I will.miss you Jim my sorrow to his femily

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January 1, 2024

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