Inspector James E. Rodgers

Inspector James E. Rodgers

Highlands County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, July 10, 1995

James E. Rodgers

Inspector James Rodgers and Captain Robert Hopton were killed when their plane crashed while assisting deputies who responding to a burglary in progress.

Inspector Rodgers had served with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office for four years. He is survived by his wife and daughters.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 501

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

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