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Officer James Richard Rogan

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Wednesday, February 22, 1978

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Reflections for Officer James Richard Rogan

I meet Jim when I was a teenager
Going to western high school I join the sheriff explorer program and stuck there until I went into army I did container to dolaw enforcement until this day I have been with many law areas including owning 7 different security agency's all over calif and ore Washington I respected
Jim Rogan he is the reason I went into law enforcement I will.miss you Jim my sorrow to his femily

E W Harper
Harper security services

January 1, 2024

Thanks for your service to Las Vegas, Clark County, the state of Nevada and to this great nation. Your sacrifice is appreciated. Your agency is alive and well and has grown exponentially. I've often worked with Las Vegas Metro officers through the years and you'd be proud of your agency.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (ret) and NVDPS
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno, Nevada) and NVDPS

February 22, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Rogan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2020

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 9, 2014

Officer Rogan,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all.. especially your son who just lost a wonderful brother in blue.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

September 5, 2013

Officer Rogan,
On today, the 35th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Las Vegas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

February 22, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminsihe respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. I thank your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 22, 2012

Thanks for your years of services.


February 22, 2012

In 1972 it was past legal curfew you changed my life for the better, I was just a long haired high school teen that JDLR. You were incharge of the Boy Scout Explorer program and gave me two options. One take me into juvenile hall or two cut my hair and report to the next Sheriff Explorer meeting, needless to say my hair was cut and I stayed with the program until I graduated from high school. I hit the books and have been working as a public servant for 33 years 10 of those years in law enforcement and the rest incharge of incarcerated inmates fighting wildland fires. Yes I was going down the wrong path but you not only turned me around but quite a few of the guys in our post that went into law enforcement. Jim you did good, you protected society, you made a difference and you saved some souls.

Section Chief, Tim Faust
Nevada Division of Forestry

August 15, 2011

First time meeting Officer Rogan I was working as a gas station attnedant on Las Vegas Boulevard South, a block north of Sahara avenue. Officer Rogan pulled in on his police motorcycle, stopped and began a conversation. He was extremly personable, and seemed honestly interested in how I was doing, how my family was doing, and was there anything he could do to make the streets safer. Officer Rogan was not only a Peace Officer, he was a gentleman who cared about his community. Officer Rogan stopped by several times after, and remembered my name each time.

I was truly saddened by the event that took this man's life. As I reflect upon my brief encounters with him, I hope his family knows he was an honorable man.

Bill Keller

September 17, 2008

Today on the 30th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for those you left behind.
Rest in peace Sir, you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

February 21, 2008



February 13, 2008

This officer was my father-in-law. Neither me nor my kids have never met him. The only way I knew him was through my ex-wife - his daughter's - stories. He was very good father and husband.

May his soul rest in peace!

Bulent Mertoglu
Prince George's County Police Dept.

Bulent Mertoglu
Prince George's County Police Dept. MD

January 1, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedciation. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

October 25, 2007

Officer Rogan, you did not die in vain, nor will we forget you. You died a hero. Rest in peace, Sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion County, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

September 21, 2003

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