Sheriff Robert Daniel Rodgers

Sheriff Robert Daniel Rodgers

Wilcox County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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Robert Daniel Rodgers

Sheriff Robert Rodgers was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a domestic call at 4:09 p.m.

He was traveling on Highway 233 when his patrol vehicle left the roadway near Matthews Road. He struck a tree, and the impact overturned his vehicle on the driver's side. Sheriff Rodgers died at the scene.

Sheriff Rodgers was elected Sheriff in 2016 and was serving his second term with the Wilcox County Sheriff's Office. He had previously served with the Crips County Sheriff's Department for four years and the Twiggs County Sheriff's Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, son, four brothers, and a granddaughter.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Wilcox 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

domestic, emergency response, single vehicle crash

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Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 20, 2023

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