Master Corporal Sandra Elizabeth "Sandy" Rogers

Master Corporal Sandra Elizabeth "Sandy" Rogers

Aiken Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Sandra Elizabeth "Sandy" Rogers

Master Corporal Sandy Rogers was shot and killed while responding to a call for a suspicious vehicle at Eustis Park at approximately 7:50 am.

Master Corporal Rogers arrived on the scene and radioed that she was approaching a blue vehicle. Another officer called for her one minute later and did not receive a response.

Master Corporal Rogers was transported to Aiken Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to her wounds.

The subject was linked to another shooting in Richmond County, Georgia, earlier in the day. He was apprehended in Batesville-Leesville several hours later. He was convicted of Corporal Rogers' murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Master Corporal Rogers had served with the Aiken Department of Public Safety for 27 years. She was survived by her father, life partner, sister, two brothers, nieces, and nephews.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

suspicious person, suspicious vehicle

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Even after so many years have passed, and life has moved on for many, the life of this brave woman matters. Her sacrifice matters. The tremendous loss suffered by her spouse is still a deep and gut-wrenching ache, as there are still so many "what could have beens." To those who Protect and Serve, and those who love them, you are still lifted up every day by those of us are so very grateful to you.


January 28, 2024

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