Police Officer Lorenzo L. Rodgers

Police Officer Lorenzo L. Rodgers

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, June 12, 1990

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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.


  • 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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It was a true pleasure and honor to have met/know you back during our Academy days in 1989, as well as our short time together on the street.

When we were in the Academy...I remember how proud you/all of us were when we took part in the dedication of the Fallen Hero Memorial (in front of the Civil Court’s building) honoring all the past/present SLMPD’s Fallen Heroes.

I never imagined I’d see your name added to the Memorial in the summer of 1990. I’m retired now and I go by there every once in awhile and see your name and say a prayer.

Say “Hi” to your Grandma from me. Thank her for the honor of sharing you with all of us!

A. D’Angelo
SLMPD - Academy mate

July 13, 2019

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