Sheriff George Rogers

Sheriff George Rogers

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Thursday, March 1, 1866

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George Rogers

Sheriff George Rogers was shot and killed by Shoshone Indians while en route to recover stolen items in the area of Mountain Meadows. Sheriff Rogers was attacked by the Indians and killed.

A posse that went in search of the Indians shot and killed three of them and captured two more. The two who were captured were hung.

Sheriff Rogers had been elected to serve as sheriff of the proposed Lincoln County only three months earlier.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed


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Thanks for your 3 months of services, George.


March 1, 2012

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