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Police Officer Charles R. Rogers

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, November 26, 1980

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Reflections for Police Officer Charles R. Rogers

My name is Bobby Lee Rodgers. No kinship other than he and grew up together till about twelve years old in Wasco, California. Roy moves to Bakersfield when his parents D.O. and Naomi devolved. We lost contact. I would love to hear from his family if possible. I haven’t seen them since 1975. I had no idea what happened till now. I’m on Facebook Wasco High School Class of 1958.

Bobby Lee Rodgers
Child hood friend

December 31, 2018

You are always remembered. RIP

Deputy Sheriff Los Angeles
County Sheriff

November 26, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 26, 2017

We were friends through High school and spent time with our cars and ---the big thing was to see who could walk on their hands the farthest--I was a good friend and knew Chuck well - I went into the Marine corps and Chuck the LAPD --I was surprised to find this Memorial to him --Very glad it's here

Dennis Sampson
Old High School Buddy

July 20, 2014

It has been a very long time. I was the youngest of the boys. I cherish what few memories I have of us together. I miss you more than words can describe. I have worked hard and hope you look down from above and we bring a smile to your face.

Your son
Charles Roy Rogers II

Agent Charles Rogers
United States Border Patrol

June 17, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Rogers. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Officer Rogers - Thanks for your service to the people of Los Angeles. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 16, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 26, 2009

You are remembered this day. Thank you for your service.


November 26, 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 1, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, NH

November 26, 2007

We are the LAPD !

We do not leave any Men or Women behind, and we do not forget any LAPD Brother or Sister, who may have fallen in the line – of – duty.

Officer Rogers, may You Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

November 26, 2007

Officer Rogers,

On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

November 26, 2006

It has been 21 years since my father passed away. I was only 18 years old when my father passed away. I was leaving for my first military assignment that day. I frequently look back on that day and still just cannot believe that my dad is gone. I am coming up on my 40th birthday, which makes it more traumatic because that was my father's age when he died. I miss him so much. I can remember all the fun times I had with him. I remember when he would accompany my brother and I to cub scout meetings. When the pack we were in needed a leader, he was there to volunteer. I wish he was here today to see his 10 grandchildren. I love you Dad!

Brad Rogers
Oldest son of Officer Rogers

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