Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Lorenzo L. Rodgers

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, June 12, 1990

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Reflections for Police Officer Lorenzo L. Rodgers

Rest in peace hero.

J.R.

June 12, 2020

Your selfless actions and service above self mentality is beyond anything I can put into words, except thank you and know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your LE brethren. Rest in peace and God Bless sir.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 12, 2020

Zo,

It was a true pleasure and honor to have met/know you back during our Academy days in 1989, as well as our short time together on the street.

When we were in the Academy...I remember how proud you/all of us were when we took part in the dedication of the Fallen Hero Memorial (in front of the Civil Court’s building) honoring all the past/present SLMPD’s Fallen Heroes.

I never imagined I’d see your name added to the Memorial in the summer of 1990. I’m retired now and I go by there every once in awhile and see your name and say a prayer.

Say “Hi” to your Grandma from me. Thank her for the honor of sharing you with all of us!

A. D’Angelo
SLMPD - Academy mate

July 13, 2019

Dear academy classmate it’s going on thirty years since we took that pledge to serve and protect. Most of the class has either retired or moved on to other things in life. I too plan on doing the same soon just wished you could have been here to do the same. Peace be with your soul my friend.

PO. G. Smith. SLMPD

PO. G. Smith
St. Louis PD

October 24, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 15, 2015

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

June 12, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 18, 2012

Lorenzo, I remember the career path that you talked about all threw school, he just wanted to protect and serve his community. I often think of you when I visit STL.

Anthony johnson
High School friend

May 25, 2010

"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 11, 2007

A great cop. A great father. A great grandson and brother. You have left us with a lasting impression of what we are suppose to be in our short on this earth. I think of you often and smile comes to my face.

Sarge

Sergeant Michael Frederick

March 1, 2007

HERO!
Respect. Honor. Remember.

August 10, 2006

Officer Rodgers your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now. May you rest in peace brother.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 13, 2006

Officer Rodgers,
I'm sure that your Grandmother was very proud of you. You were a brave young man. God bless and be with you. You will never be forgotten.

Officer Burris
Evansville Police Department

July 20, 2005

Rest in peace.. The brothers and sisters in blue have the streets now. The eighth district has really changed. I hope you and the other officers from STL are livin it up in heaven. Tell them all hello. See you soon, buddy!

July 5, 2005

Lorenzo,

You are not forgotten by your fellow officer's in St. Louis, nor by your entire police family.

God bless you for your service and sacrifice.

DE
St. Louis City Police

June 9, 2005

We'll take the watch from here BROTHER, please watch over us until we meet again.................

Anonymous

February 2, 2004

Rest in peace, sir. You are not forgotten.

Rest in peace Offc. Rogers. You served bravely.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

GOD BLESS. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER. GONE BUT NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN. A HERO FOR SURE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

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