Deputy Sheriff Joseph C. Rodgers

Deputy Sheriff Joseph C. Rodgers

Florence County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, April 9, 1997

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Joseph C. Rodgers

Deputy Rodgers was shot and killed by a murder suspect after he had responded to a call that the suspect had been sighted. The suspect, who had committed a double-murder two days prior, shot and killed Deputy Rodgers when he arrived on the scene. The suspect then stole his cruiser and began to leave the scene but was stopped at the end of the road by another deputy and a state trooper. As the suspect jumped out of the cruiser the two officers opened fire, killing him. Both officers received awards for their heroism.

Deputy Rodgers had served with the agency for 4 years. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, and brother.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed by other officers

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22 years ago, today, your life was cut short by a truly evil person. It's hard to wrap our minds around it. This happens in other towns but not ours! And yet it did...and does. Blue Angels have followed you and have joined that heavenly squad. Your life and sacrifice was not in vain. You changed people's lives, including mine with your sacrifice. Until we meet again my friend.

Tracy Gleason
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April 9, 2019

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