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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

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

investigation

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 17, 2013

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