Sheriff Joseph Rogers

Sheriff Joseph Rogers

McLeod County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, June 26, 1896

Joseph Rogers

Sheriff Joseph Rogers was shot and killed as he and a deputy attempted to arrest two men they encountered on a road near Glencoe Township. When Sheriff Rogers told the men he was going to arrest them one of them fired at the Sheriff. After Sheriff Rogers returned fire the men again fired, striking Sheriff Rogers in the chest. The deputy went to get help and Sheriff Rogers was shot several more times.

The suspects were apprehended by a posse in a swamp the next day and were lynched.

Sheriff Rogers had been marshal of Glencoe for 7 years before being elected Sheriff in 1894. He was survived by his mother, father, and sister; he is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Glencoe, Mcleod County, Minnesota.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Lynched

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My grandfather was born in Glencoe in 1898; he told of Sheriff Rogers often following it with the lynching as I was growing up in the 1960s. May Sheriff Rogers rest in peace eternally. I believe Sheriff Rogers will never be forgotten and the town of Glencoe will always remember.

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July 9, 2018

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