Sheriff James B. Rogers

Sheriff James B. Rogers

Freestone County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, April 3, 1872

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James B. Rogers

Sheriff James Rogers was shot and killed by horse thieves whom 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 Freestone County Sheriff's Office for three years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 30, 1872
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush, larceny, retaliation

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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

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