Lieutenant Roger G. Sanders

Lieutenant Roger G. Sanders

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 1978

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Roger G. Sanders

Lieutenant Roger Sanders succumbed to injuries sustained on August 11th, 1978, when a pipebomb exploded in Washington State Penitentiary's Department of Education building in Walla Walla.

Officers found the pipebomb during a routine shakedown and moved it to a control room. It detonated as Lieutenant Sanders attempted to open one of the end caps. Lieutenant Sanders lost one hand and suffered serious injuries to his stomach. Two other officers were also injured. Lieutenant Sanders was transported to a local hospital where he died on September 1st, 1978.

The bomb had been made and placed at the location by prisoners.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Incident Date Friday, August 11, 1978
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your fellow law enforcement.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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