Patrolman Richard Scott Rogiers

Patrolman Richard Scott Rogiers

Balcones Heights Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 12, 1989

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

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A lot of years have passed Scotty. I’d imagine just as the others who were ‘on-scene’ immediately following the shooting that night - I think of you often. The dreams of the incident still come at night. Scotty you’ll never be forgotten. Never. Your friendship was great. You served with great honor and our respect as a good officer.

It was my distinct honor to have served with you, laughed with you, pranked with you, and with you at the end. Glad I was able to do my part in putting away the coward Sanchez.

RIP Bro.

Chief Investigator (Ret) Thomas B Sing
Former BHFD/ Texas State Fire Marshal, Arson Investigation Division

May 17, 2018

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