Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Richard Scott Rogiers

Balcones Heights Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 12, 1989

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Reflections for Patrolman Richard Scott Rogiers

Today is 35 years that you were taken from us my brother. I'm going to go and visit the marker at City Park later today. I remember when we asked the city to name the park after you. So many contributed to the marker that was erected. I still miss you, you were my friend. May God watch over your family.
"Blessed are the peacekeepers because they are called the sons of God".

Mike Lopez
Former BHPD Officer, 1987 to 1994

March 12, 2024

We were not best friends, not like you and Doug. But I knew you from working next door at the Fire House. You were part of the reason I went on to retire from Balcones Heights P.D. as Sgt. Investigator. I remember your quick and kindly wit, your helpful demeanor, and I've visited you each March in Castroville. The "new" City Hall and Police Department built after you left us has two of your badges as part of the construction. Asst. Chief Bobby DeLaGarza (RIP) and I put one in the concrete of the front entry, and the other is high in the edifice, looking down on all who enter. Doug moved on to S.A.P.D., where he met a similar fate from the gun of another coward. You both are part of my Old Man's memory of warriors I've known. Rest In Peace, Brother. I'll see you some day.

T. Lee Powers, Detective Sgt. -Retired
Balcones Heights Police (Ret,)

February 19, 2024

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 34 years. I remember our time in the military together at Ft Hood Tx. We spent a lot of time together at your mom’s home at Castroville Tx with your friend Patty Chester. You were a very special guy. Miss you!

Retired Chief Duane Dixon
Bellefonte Police Dept. Bellefonte Pa

September 9, 2023

Its been 33 years since we served together at BHPD. I will never forget you my friend. I remember our bantor back and forth about Army and Marines and our adventures at work and our time on the pistol team at Blackhawk range. Enjoyed reading the other refections about you from people i have not spoken to in years, Patti, Ron Atkinson, Tommy Sing. I miss you my friend my youngest son is named after you and Doug Goeble. May God bless your family.

Mike Lopez.
Former Marine and BHPD

March 15, 2022

Patrolman Rogiers rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 7, 2019

Patrolman Rogiers,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 12, 2019

A lot of years have passed Scotty. I’d imagine just as the others who were ‘on-scene’ immediately following the shooting that night - I think of you often. The dreams of the incident still come at night. Scotty you’ll never be forgotten. Never. Your friendship was great. You served with great honor and our respect as a good officer.

It was my distinct honor to have served with you, laughed with you, pranked with you, and with you at the end. Glad I was able to do my part in putting away the coward Sanchez.

RIP Bro.

Chief Investigator (Ret) Thomas B Sing
Former BHFD/ Texas State Fire Marshal, Arson Investigation Division

May 17, 2018

Scotty you are my lifelong friend, the school days from 5th grade on up to graduation,the nights we patrolled together I wish i could have are missed

Former Patrolman - Deputy
San Antonio PD, Hondo PD, Medina County SO, Universal City PD

September 3, 2017

Proud to send my No Parole letter today. Thank you for your service, you have not been forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Patrolman Rogiers as the never healing wound is re-opened once again.

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders(RET)
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

February 17, 2016

My letter went out today. Thank you for your service.

Barbie Langham-Diamond
Daughter of fallen Officer Billy M Langham

February 10, 2016

A man who executes an officer of the law is not the kind that deserves to be on the streets and in fact is the type who deserves the death penalty. It is a show of cowardice and there is no one lower than this person, I am fairly new to the law enforcement community but I have seen in the past few years the rise of a problem in this great nation of ours that begins with individuals thinking that they are above the law. If we can make an example of people like this officer then maybe we can start showing the people of our country why officers are important to the Thin Blue Line that divides us between peace and chaos.

Cadet William Haneline
Carthage Technical Center Criminal Justice

January 29, 2016

Patrolman Rogiers severed his police department and i"m sure he protected and served his community. It's terrible that this has happened to so many officers in the United States. Five officers were shot and killed in the City that I worked for 36 years. Parole must be denied.

Capt. Tony Pearsall
Vallejo, Ca. Police Dept,retired

January 24, 2016


Love and Miss Ya
Patti Gonzales

Patti Gonzales

March 13, 2014

I knew Scotty. I am a San Antonio police officer. I worked near Balcones Heights and often found myself covering a Balcones officer on a traffic stop or being covered by one. Scotty Rogiers covered me many times and I did the same for him. You see, there are no boundaries between brothers and sisters in law enforcement. I wrote the following for all of our fallen brothers and sisters, no matter where they served.

No greater courage given.
No greater cause is thine.
Than he who shields the weaker.
And walks the thin blue line.

Officer Ron Atkinson
San Antonio Police Dept.

March 12, 2014

I remember Officer "Scotty" Rogiers, I used to work Loss Prevention at the Montgomery Ward within his jurisdiction and he would respond to a lot of our theft cases. always smiling and very respectful of each suspect he dealt with. I remember the night we lost him, very tragic, RIP

Business Aquaintence

March 11, 2014

Miss you Scotty


May 7, 2013

God Bless


April 23, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother In Blue, you now in the pearly gates of heaven with the Rest of the Brothers.

Retired Police Sergeant
Balcones Heights Police Department

March 28, 2013

Rest In Peace Officer Rogiers. You are not forgotten! We have the watch from here Sir!

Officer Richard Perez

March 17, 2013

This inmate should be denied the right to freedom, a freedom he cowardly took away from police officer Rogiers. Let Inmate Sanchez rot in prison, a place where he can no longer kill someone.

Sergeant Jose A. Ruiz

November 15, 2012

A "No parole" letter has been sent, so your cowardly killer remains locked up - and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Det. (Ret) Billy Russo
Nassau County Police Department, NY

October 23, 2012

God Bless


October 15, 2012

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

October 15, 2012

I never met you, but my husband (Tom Aichner) who worked security at Crossroads. always talked about you and the other officers of Balconies Police Dept. He felt he had some good friends that worked at the Police Dept. Thomas passed away earlier this year in February, I hope that the two of you have met up and are having a great time together up there. RIP..

Doris Aichner

August 4, 2012

Scotty beam me up....we used teased Scotty...memories of working side by side with Scotty....he was a true police officer that could sniff out the crooks....he love hunting and most of all his boy who turn out to be an oustanding young man with a heart like his father. Scotty when it's time for me to go...Just Beam me Up Scotty..... and both of us will be patrolling the pearly gates of Heaven and spreading our Wings to protect our Brothers and Sisters in Blue....

Retired Sergeant Ramon Menchaca Badge #543
Balcones Heights Police Department

Retired Police Sergeant Ramon Menchaca
Balcones Heights Police Department

October 13, 2011

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