Police Officer Lorenzo L. Rodgers

Police Officer Lorenzo L. Rodgers

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, June 12, 1990

Lorenzo L. Rodgers

Police Officer Lorenzo Rodgers was shot and killed when he attempted to take action during an armed robbery while off duty.

He was standing in front of a laundromat, at Des Peres Avenue and Washington Boulevard, when a man approached and produced a handgun. Officer Rodgers drew his service revolver and exchanged shots with the man. Both men were struck and Officer Rodgers succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later and charged with murder. He was convicted of murder and paroled in June 2010.

Officer Rodgers was assigned to the 8th District and had been with the agency for only 14 months. He was survived by his grandmother.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 2010

off duty, robbery

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Dear academy classmate it’s going on thirty years since we took that pledge to serve and protect. Most of the class has either retired or moved on to other things in life. I too plan on doing the same soon just wished you could have been here to do the same. Peace be with your soul my friend.

PO. G. Smith. SLMPD

PO. G. Smith
St. Louis PD

October 24, 2018

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