Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Roggers

Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Roggers

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, July 24, 1917

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Emmanuel Roggers

Detective Sergeant Roggers was assassinated by members of the Detroit Purple Gang. Detective Roggers was a member of the Detroit Police Sicilian Squad and was investigating the crime gang when he was ambushed and shot 12 times on Lafayette Street between Orleans Street and Riopelle Street.

Detective Sergeant Roggers was a veteran of Spanish-American War, and had served in both Cuba and the Philippines.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 24, 2020

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