City Marshal Fred Rogers

City Marshal Fred Rogers

Portageville Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, October 21, 1918

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Fred Rogers

Marshal Fred Rogers was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant on a man across the street from the LaFont School at 7 pm.

On January 30, 1919, the suspect, who claimed self-defense, was tried and acquitted.

Marshal Rogers had served as City Marshall of Portageville Police Department for about five months. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted


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Fred was my great grandpa, his daughter Elva was my grandmother. The men yelled at the family that he had been killed during the flu epidemic and so many people were buried the same day that he is in an unmarked grave.

Dr. Kay Hudkins Campany
Great Granddaughter

April 28, 2022

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