Deputy Sheriff William J. Rogers

Deputy Sheriff William J. Rogers

Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 26, 1908

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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.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident

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It's been a few years since I was notified of this, but I'm glad he was honored in a great way. Being his (great x3) granddaughter it's wholesome to know that such a man as brave as him was respected in this manner. May he rest eternally.

Catherine De Mesa

April 2, 2019

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