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

Dear Sister,
Rest in peace. Thank you for your life of service to your community.

Ptl. Hollis R Burkes
Canton, P.D. Canton, Ohio

January 30, 2012

The officer stood and faced his God, which must always come to pass. She hoped her shoes were shining, just as brightly as her brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, how shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek to my church have you been true?" The officer squared her shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't, because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I've been violent because the streets I work are tough. But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help though at times I shook with fear. and sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don't I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of her God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, you've done your time in hell." - Her Judgment Day

God Bless!

Ret. Sheriff's Deputy Kristie Hensley

January 30, 2012

R.I.P. Sister

Ptlm Melanie J. Hart
Zelienople, Pa Police Department

January 30, 2012

Rest in peace. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers with the Aiken Police Department are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, Georgia

January 30, 2012

God took a sister in blue into his arms. We now have another angel to watch over all of us. She gave all to "orotect & serve."

Sgt. Joe Moore (Retired)
Sumter Police Department

January 30, 2012

To the Rogers family, friends, coworkers and fellow brothers and sisters in blue my thoughts and prayers are with you all. On January 28, 2012 the good Lord was "Calling all Angels" and on this day he called one of the best home. My Sister in Blue your tour has ended but we will carry on for you. You are sadly missed but by no means will you be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

FTI Beutler
Charleston County Sheriff Office

January 30, 2012

On behalf of the Murfreesboro Police Department, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Rogers. Thank you for your service.

Murfreesboro Police Department
Murfreesboro, TN

January 30, 2012

We will travel to Aiken this week to honor you, there aren't enough words to begin the healing for your family or your department, my heart cries for all of you. God Bless you sister and continue to watch over all of us that still walk the beat down here. Though you would rather be protecting the good citizens of Aiken, we got it from here. Know that you can rest now,.....well deserved.

Officer Marie Blackwell

January 30, 2012

My wife and I want you to know that our deepest thoughts and prayers are with Corporal Rogers' family, friends, co-workers, and agency. Rest In Peace Corporal Rogers for you were taken from us far too soon but we will carry on for you…

SGT Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

January 30, 2012

May you Rest in Peace.

Winter Garden PD

January 30, 2012

On behalf of the High Point Police Department, I send my deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family. You fought the good fight for 27 years and for that we are all greatly appreciative...

Godspeed Brother...

POI K. Jarrell

January 30, 2012

Hero's may be lost but never are forgotten. Thank you for your service and heroism Corpl. Rogers. RIP.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 30, 2012

My heart goes out to Sandy's family and to the Aiken Department of Public Safety. I knew Sandy from my time as a PSO working at ADPS. I knew Sandy to be a hard working and dedicated police officer. I am proud to have known her for she is truly a HERO!

During this tragic time I would like to let Sandy's family and the family at ADPS know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I would also like to thank Sandy for her courage, service and sacrifice. Sandy, you will truly be missed and will NEVER be forgotten!

In Valor, There is Hope

Deputy Garth Justice
Lexington County Sheriff's Department

January 30, 2012

Thank you.

random stranger

January 30, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sister. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp (Michigan) Police

January 30, 2012

Rest in Peace Corporal Rogers. May GOD Bless you and those you left behind. Watch over us from above as you walk the beat in Heaven for you have done your time in Hell.

Master Deputy Michael Autry
Richland County Sheriffs Department, South Carolina

January 30, 2012

27 years of devotion to duty, protecting and serving. May God comfort your family.

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Fallen Officer Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/2004

January 30, 2012

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 30, 2012

Rest in Peace.

Detective R. L. Drake, (retired)

January 30, 2012

God Bless you Sandy and may God be with Aiken DPS. Our prayers are with you all.

When the Lord was creating police officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime, an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one”.
And the Lord said,
“Have you read the spec on this order? A police officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle his uniform.”
“He has to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.”
“He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And he has to have six pairs of hands.”
The angel shook his head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands…no way.”
“It’s not the hands that are causing me problems,” said the Lord, “it’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”
“That’s on the standard model?” asked the angel.
The Lord nodded.
“One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “What’s in there, sir?” when he already knows and wishes he’d taken that accounting job.”
“Another pair here in the side of his head for his partner’s safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “You’ll be all right ma’am, when he knows it isn’t so.”
“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve, “Rest now, and work on this tomorrow.”
“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model. This model can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on a civil service paycheck.”
The angel circled the model of a police officer very slowly, “Can it think??” he asked.
“You bet,” said the Lord. “It can tell you the elements of a hundred crimes. It can recite Miranda warnings in its sleep, detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop… and still it keeps its sense of humor.”
“This officer also has phenomenal person control. He can deal with crime scenes painted in hell….coax a confession from a child abuser…comfort a murder victim’s family…and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.”
Finally, the angel bent over and ran his finger across the cheek of the police officer.
“There’s a leak,” he pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”
“That’s not a leak,” said the lord, “it’s a tear.”
“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.
“It’s for bottled-up emotions…for fallen comrades…for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag…and mostly for justice.”
“You’re a genius,” said the angel.
The Lord looked somber and said…”I didn’t put it there…”

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Pfc. Whitmire
Myrtle Beach PD

January 30, 2012

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

January 30, 2012

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. May you RIP, we'll take it from here.

Captain James Moore
Gardner Police Department

January 30, 2012

God Bless You Master Corporal Rogers. May the good Lord above be with all of your family, friends, and co-workers. May You Rest in Peace Mam.

Chris Walley
Former Deputy/Jail Officer, Wayne Co. Sheriffs Department Wayne Co. MS

January 30, 2012

Another hero in heaven. God Bless You Sandy. Deepest sympathy to the Rogers family, friends, and the Aiken Department of Public Safety. Stay strong.

Janet Hitt
Wife of Sgt. Victor Hitt, City of Barnwell Police Dept.

January 30, 2012

Corporal Rogers,

Thank you so much for your service! Your family and brothers and sisters in Blue are in my thoughts and Prayers!

J. Rasler
ER Technician & Nephew of LEO

January 30, 2012

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