Police Officer Rogelio Santander, Jr.

Police Officer Rogelio Santander, Jr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Rogelio Santander, Jr.

Police Officer Rogelio Santander succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while he and two other officers attempted to arrest a shoplifting suspect at a Home Depot store at 11682 Forest Central Drive.

An off-duty officer working overtime at the store and the store's loss prevention officer had detained a subject who attempted to shoplift in the store. During the investigation, it was determined the man had an outstanding felony warrant and the off-duty officer requested additional units. Officer Santander and another officer arrived at the store and remained with the subject in the loss prevention office as the off-duty officer confirmed the warrant.

As Officer Santander and the other officer attempted to place the man in custody he drew a handgun from his pocket and shot both officers and the loss prevention officer, critically wounding all three. The man fled the scene but was located later in the day following a vehicle pursuit.

Both wounded police officers and the loss prevention officer were transported to a local hospital where Officer Santander succumbed to his wounds the following morning.

Officer Santander had served with the Dallas Police Department for three years.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 10934

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender In custody

shoplifting, warrant service

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Today I start my journey to Washington DC (300 miles) from New Jersey for the Police Unity Tour to the Police Memorial.
I have the honor to ride for PO Rogelio Santander Jr.
“We ride for those who died”.

PO John Longo
Leonia PD, New Jersey

May 9, 2019

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