Deputy Sheriff William J. Rogers

Deputy Sheriff William J. Rogers

Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 26, 1908

William J. Rogers

Deputy Sheriff William Rogers was killed in a train derailment accident about three miles west of Marshall, Texas.

He and several other deputies had boarded the Texas and Pacific Railroad train at Longview Junction. Deputy Rogers was looking for a wanted man in the area and climbed atop a tank car for a better vantage point as the train traveled to Marshall. Four cars derailed as the train traveled between the two cities, and Deputy Rogers was killed when he was thrown from the car and crushed.

Deputy Rogers was killed one day before his 46th birthday. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident

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Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff William J. Rogers. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Harrison County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your family and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 24, 2016

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