Deputy Sheriff Charlie Albert Rogers

Deputy Sheriff Charlie Albert Rogers

Greenwood County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, May 19, 1973

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Charlie Albert Rogers

Deputy Rogers succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained several days earlier after responding to assist Greenwood Police Department officers at the scene of an active shooting.

As Deputy Rogers and his partner pulled up to the scene the suspect opened fire with a shotgun, striking Deputy Rogers in the face. The suspect was then shot and killed by another officer who was on the scene.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Charlie came bye greenwood city police department a day prior to his shooting. It was first time we met and he spoke of having to work multiple jobs to care for his family. He had just paid off a bill and was now going to spend more time with his son. I admired the love I saw for his family. The next time I saw Charlie was on tabor St immediately after he was shot. I drove he and partner Bryant to end of tabor st. Other officers took him to hospital. I went to other side of block. Kelly Anderson came out of thick brush, shot at me, I returned fire, killing the perpetrator. I was a pall bearer at Charlie's funeral. I saw and felt the pain of a families loss first hand. The sacrifices officers and their families suffer can never be adequately described. Thank all your police for the sacrifices they make for everyone's safety every day. God bless Charlie and his loved ones.

Patrolman Gary cockfield
Greenwood police dept
May 16, 1973

Patrolman Gary cockfield
Greenwood city police dept

May 18, 2018

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