Sheriff James Thomas Rogers

Sheriff James Thomas Rogers

Rusk County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 22, 1890

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James Thomas Rogers

Sheriff James Rogers drowned in Hardy Creek, approximately one-half mile west of the county courthouse, while returning to Henderson during the search for a wanted subject.

The creek had swollen due to heavy rainfall and he was swept into the water as he tried to cross the creek on his horse. A search was launched in the evening after his horse was found by a citizen. His body was located at about 2:00 am the following morning.

Sheriff Rogers had served as the sheriff of Rusk County for 5-1/2 yeas. He was survived by his wife and six children. He was predeceased by one daughter.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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