Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Allen Brad Rogers

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, July 24, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Allen Brad Rogers

No matter how many years pass you will always live on in your family and your fellow officers heart. May you rest in peace.

Major JP Morgan
RCSO Retired

July 24, 2016

Allen and I worked together at Barnes and Noble during our college years and became very close friends. I haven't thought about him in a while but I started reading one of his favorite authors and memories have started flooding. I'm reading Faulkner's "Go down, Moses" and I can see why Allen loved his writing so much. I remember Allen went on a trip to Mississippi (where Faulkner is from) to get his true essence. Allen, you know you are missed.
Kimberly Fountain

Kimberly Fountain
friend

January 28, 2015

I was friends with Allen in HS. We were two of the founding members of the South Gwinnett HS Writer's Society. He always had a great sense of humor, and was always a decent with people, whether he liked them or not. We became friends because both of us loved stories about the supernatural. I remember he wrote a ghost story called "The Egg", about an aborted fetus that haunted its killers.

We lost touch after HS, but I never forgot Allen.

When I heard he was killed in the line of duty, it filled me with sadness. There is nothing I can say that will take away the pain from his family and friends. But we can celebrate the fact that he was a good man, and was willing to give his life to protect his community.

Allen, I wish you were still with us.

Rest in peace, old friend.

Cole
old friend

January 23, 2015

momma bonnie told me your story and I'm honored to have her share your story. this is for you and thank you for watching over us

mpo nh williams
dekalb county pd

January 5, 2015

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Detective Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

March 24, 2013

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

Officer 11169

February 17, 2012

Miss ya buddy.

Officer RJ Sperl
Atlanta PD (classmate)

August 26, 2011

I remember that day like it was yesterday. I am glad that the memories of our class out weighs that day. I am sure that you are aware of your classmates and their accomplishments. I am sooooo proud of my babies. I know that we all wish you were here to take part of them. You are truly missed.........
P.S. Do you still have that turtle? LOL...

"Birdie"

Officer K. Allen-Reese
Atlanta Police Department Academy Classmate/Co-worker

April 25, 2011

Allen,
You have been on my mind lately. I miss your smile and your wit. The world shines a little less bright since you left us. Thank you for enriching my life.

Melissa
Co-worker and friend

September 30, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the tenth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

Allen,

I can't believe it has been 8 years today. Bruce & I still talk about you all the time. Ypu will always be one of my heros.

Love,

Rachel

Rachel King
Family friend & Gwinnett Co Police Dispatcher

July 24, 2008

Remembering you on the 8th anniversary of your EOW. So sad your law enforcement career was just beginning and you had so many more things to
experience. Hope your family can forgive the man that did this to you. It is
a monumental task and impossible without the help of Jesus. May the Lord
comfort and heal their broken hearts. Thank you for your short, but meaningful
service.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

July 24, 2008

Allen, We have not forgotten you. I still think of you often. I know you would have made your mark on this department. May you rest in peace brother.

Inv. J.S. Gunter
Atlanta P.D. (classmate)

April 4, 2008

Just thinking of you again. all these years later. Your pre mature departure still affects all of us and you no wherer near forgotten. Give em hell Kudzoo!!!!

Ofc. J Bommelje
US Custom and Border Protection/ Former APD/Academy classmate

January 12, 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
Sergeant
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 23, 2007

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. On the 07th anniversary of your tragic death, may your family take comfort in knowing you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

Sergeant, Retired
AR

July 24, 2007

Thinking of you on the 7th anniversary of your EOW.
Time has not diminished your sacrifice.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
"Blessed are those who mourn
for they will be comforted."
"Blessed are the meek
for they will inherit the earth."
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
for they will be filled."
"Blessed are the merciful
for they will be shown mercy."
"Blessed are the pure in heart
for they will see God."
"Blessed are the peacemakers
for they will be called Sons of God."
"Blessed are those who are
presecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kindgdom of Heaven.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

July 24, 2007

Allen it was a pleasure knowing you and you will always be a hero, thanks.

Jerry Harrison

December 23, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgottne.

Police Officer

October 2, 2006

I just want to say, Thank you Allen, for your short service to mankind. An unselfish servitude, to say the least.
Greater love has no man, than to lay down his life for a friend, and you Allen, did it for strangers. May God keep you in his tender care.

Steve Kane

Moderator at Realtree.com
internet friend of Steven Rogers

July 23, 2006

Allen not only were we connected by a police family but we were connected as a church family. It was a joy watching you and your two brothers grow up to be such fine young men. There are alot of sweet memories there. You were and always will be a hero.

Wife of Dekalb County Police Officer

July 4, 2006

I know it has been a while since you went home to glory. You will always have a place in our hearts. I have your family in my prayers. Rest in Peace.

Officer K.Derosena
Atlanta Police Department

February 23, 2006

Allen, I still think about you to this day. I came back to law enforcement out of respect for your sacrifice. I hope to serve with as much honor as you.

Paul Vargas Patrolman
Kennesaw Police

September 8, 2005

The pain of you being taken from us is as strong today as it was the very first moment we learned you were gone. Allen, I miss you, I love you, I can't imagine my world, growing up without you in it, it is an HONOR for me to tell the world you are my cousin, my blood and my hero. More people in this world should follow their dreams and stand up for what they believe in, just like you. You are missed everyday that goes by, and those of us that were lucky enough to have you in our lives, can hold our heads high with Pride. You are truly ONE IN A MILLION!!!!

I love and miss you cuz!!!

Amy

Amy Rogers-Shaw

July 26, 2005

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, July 24, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Police Officer Allen Brad Rogers who died in the line of duty on this date five years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Rogers' sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

July 24, 2005

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