Sheriff James B. Rogers

Sheriff James B. Rogers

Freestone County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, April 13, 1872

James B. Rogers

Sheriff Rogers was shot and killed by horse thieves he had arrested several months earlier. Sheriff Rogers was summoned to a stable. When he and another sheriff arrived, Sheriff Rogers was shot and killed. The other sheriff was able to return fire killing one suspect. The second suspect was captured a short time later and executed.
Sheriff Rogers had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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This was one of my great grand times fathers. My mom died in 1994 but I remember her telling me this story many times.

Never served but husband and oldest son
Great X grandchild or niece. Not sure since Sonny died. He was my last

February 16, 2015

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