Patrolman Richard Scott Rogiers

Patrolman Richard Scott Rogiers

Balcones Heights Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 12, 1989

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Richard Scott Rogiers

Patrolman Richard Rogiers was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for speeding just outside the city limits.

During the stop he determined that the driver had an outstanding warrant from San Antonio. When he attempted to arrest the man a struggle ensued. The subject produced a handgun from his coat pocket and shot Patrolman Rogiers in the head.

Patrolman Rogiers fell to the ground and was able to put out a distress call before being shot in the head a second time. He was transported to a local hospital where succumbed to his wounds the following day.

The subject was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. He has been denied parole four times.

Patrolman Rogiers had served with the Balcones Heights Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 540

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 11, 1989
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

vehicle stop

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Its been 33 years since we served together at BHPD. I will never forget you my friend. I remember our bantor back and forth about Army and Marines and our adventures at work and our time on the pistol team at Blackhawk range. Enjoyed reading the other refections about you from people i have not spoken to in years, Patti, Ron Atkinson, Tommy Sing. I miss you my friend my youngest son is named after you and Doug Goeble. May God bless your family.

Mike Lopez.
Former Marine and BHPD

March 15, 2022

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