Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Corporal Sandra Elizabeth "Sandy" Rogers

Aiken Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Reflections for Master Corporal Sandra Elizabeth "Sandy" Rogers

Such a shame. I just hope the family, friends, and department know, and understand that there is an entire nation praying for Master Corporal Rogers. When an officer gets killed, every person that wears the uniform feels like they lost a family member. Rest easy ma'am, we got it from here.

Police Officer
NYPD

January 29, 2012

My prayers go out to Corp. Rogers family and the Aiken Dept of Public Safety. It is so sad when a life is taken away in such a meaningless way. May God surround her family with his loveing arms and give them comfort. God bless each of you.

Ret. Jo W. Crews
Orangeburg Dept of Public Safety

January 29, 2012

God Bless you and your family! Thank you for all you have done. Your legacy will live on in each and every one of us who wears a badge. Thank you and God Speed!!!

Annonymous

January 29, 2012

Rest in peace sister in blue. Evil will never prosper as long as brave men and women such as yourself stand for good.

I hope in time your family and agency find peace in your passing.

Police Officer II Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

January 29, 2012

Prayers for her families....

Det. Sharon McCalop
Dallas Police Department

January 29, 2012

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

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

January 29, 2012

Corporal Rogers, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

January 29, 2012

RIP Officer Rogers. Prayers to her family and friends, and our brothers and sisters at Aiken PD. Blessed are the peacemakers for they are the children of God.

Deputy Matthew J Liotta
Henry County Sheriff's Office, TN

January 29, 2012

RIP.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD

January 29, 2012

It is heartbreaking to hear of another senseless officer killing. I remember Sandy from years ago when I worked with both EMS and as a reserve deputy. I will continue to pray for her family, friends, and colleagues. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and give you peace and comfort as only He can. Lord, please bless and protect all who serve in harm's way to keep us safe.

Andy Craig
former ACSO reserve deputy 1990-95

January 29, 2012

We grieve with you as you mourn the loss of your loved one, and your fellow Officer, and we pray for God's comfort and strength in the days to come. In twenty-seven years with Aiken Public Safety, we can be certain that Corporal Rogers has touched many lives with her dedicated and faithfull service, even though only God can know the true value of her service. May many more lives be touched in the coming days through Corporal Rogers ultimate sacriface! For those of you who know & love her, you have much of which to be proud. God bless you!

Lieutenant Dart Raymes (Retired)
Rock Hill Police Department, South Carolina

January 29, 2012

May you rest in peace Master Corporal Sandy Rogers...Prayer's and condolences to her family,friends and co-worker's.

Corrections Officer Rochelle Johnson
Ohio Department of Corrections

January 29, 2012

To the members of Aiken Department of Public Safety my prayers go out you the family and friend of Master Corporal Sandy Rogers. In Valor There Is Hope. And it is not how these officers died that made them heroes it is how they lived. And yes amen for that my friends so join me as we celebrate the life of this wonderful Master Corporal of Aiken Department of Public Safety. And rest sure her memory will not be forgotten by me or nation..

Former Volunteer Chaplain David Duffany
PG Fire Station 813

January 29, 2012

May Sandy R.I.P. May God reward her for her years of service to her community. She held an active role in keeping the streets of America safe. My sincere consolatory wishes to her family, friends and fellow Police Officers from her community in South Carolina. - Sandy, thank-you for making the ultimate sacrifice. I'm sure there's a special room in God's mansion in Heaven for fallen Police Officers.

Loving, concerned citizen with 11 POs in my family - including 1 in the UK. Almost 1st PO in Macomb County, MI c/o Eastpointe - back in 1978.

January 29, 2012

I pray that God's loving arms with surround your family, friends, colleagues and the Aiken community today and always.

Thank you so much for years of service. You, my friend, will always be a hero to me. May you rest you peace.

Until we meet again.

Robin Henkel perkins
Widow of Walter Perkins, Putnam County, FL Sheriff Deputy

January 29, 2012

Thank you for your service Corporal Rogers. (Salute)

TROOPER A.D.DEZSO
N. C. Highway Patrol

January 29, 2012

My heart goes out to my brothers and sisters in Aiken. May Master Corporal Rogers family find peace.

Lt. Courtland Hooper
GHSU Police

January 29, 2012

Rest in peace MC Rogers. M sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Thank you for your ulitmate sacrifice for the citizens around you. Terry F. Zech

OFC TERRY F. ZECH
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

January 29, 2012

To the family, friends and co-workers of Master Corporal Sandy Rogers-my heartfelt condolences to you all at this time of tragedy. Law enforcement today functions in a violent environment and the risks are very high. Your loved one knew this and served courageously. She will be forever honored in our profession. I trust that you will all pull together to support each other during this very difficult time.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

January 29, 2012

RIP cpl rogers. prayers to the families of both women killed. also prayers to aiken public safety and all in the aiken community at this hard time. we are thinking of you 60 miles to the north.

ptl a mostella
columbia sc pd

January 29, 2012

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of
Master Corporal Sandra Rogers as well as to the Aiken Department of Public Safety. Rest in peace Master Corporal Rogers, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

January 29, 2012

Rest in peace sister

SGT. MG BURNETT
GALAX CITY VA PD

January 29, 2012

God bless and comfort Cpl. Rogers family, friends and fellow officers. Thank you for your faithful service Cpl. Rogers. Rest in Peace.

Chaplain Bill Roscoe
Canyon Co. Sheriffs Office, Idaho

January 29, 2012

My condolences go to the family and friends of Corporal Rogers and to the entire agency. May god have her resting in peace.

K9 police officer Rene Sanchez
BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT, SPECIAL OPERATIONS DIVISION CANINE UNIT

January 29, 2012

Sandy, you are now in heaven with many of your law enforcement brothers and sisters who fought the valiant fight, rest in peace.

William B. Payne (Retired)
AlliedBarton Security Services, Director of Security RSFH

January 29, 2012

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