Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Janet Louise Rogers

Big Horn County Sheriff's Department, Montana

End of Watch Thursday, June 14, 1990

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Janet Louise Rogers

Janet was a classmate of mine in the 50th session of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy that began on 12 Sep 1982. I distinctly recall her jubilation on graduation day. She was quite excited to return home to her family and new career. Janet was a professional who was 100% committed to protecting her community - that is a fact. Another fact is that she's terribly missed.

Darryl Barker
Classmate, MLEA Basic 50 (1982)

May 15, 2023

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Rogers.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 12, 2020

I remember that day well. Hardin is one of my two hometowns. I was in college in Bozeman at the time. My brother lived right down the street from the incident and told me all about it. I was shocked. That's one thing that I never expected to happen in Hardin. There had just been two school shootings the month before-- one at MSU and one at Carroll College. It was a very sad time for Montana. My love and sympathy to her family.

Communications Officer Becky Warner
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

December 17, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 14, 2019

Deputy Rogers, words can not express the thanks for the ultimate sacrifice you gave that day 27 years ago! You are not forgotten fly high angel in blue!

ER/Trauma Technician J. Rasler

June 8, 2017

Janet was family. Her children are my cousins. I remember being at her funeral in awe of the community support for my family. I will never forget the sorrow felt by the entire town. I will never forget her sacrifice. Rest in peace.

Lena Rogers Pruitt

July 8, 2016

I remember Janet as my dads partner and a family friend. She is not forgotten,til Valhalla!

James k. Runge

July 8, 2016

I still remember that day, I heard the call of the bank robbery over the radio as I was heading to the BIA/BHC Drug Task Force Office in Hardin, MT. I responded to the call, but by the time I got there it was too late. Very unfortunate and sad day for all of us, not only in Law Enforcement, but the Community as well, along with your friends and family. RIP Janet.

Wesley Stops, Retired BIA Special Agent
BIA Law Enforcement Services

July 8, 2016

I still remember the day and scene just down from our house. I can only imagine what was going through my dads head when we drove by. I will always remember you and so will my family. Wish you were here to see your grandkids. But you do have one to enjoy with you. You may be gone but never forgotten.

Nicole Molina-Champlin

January 26, 2016

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

June 15, 2015

Deputy Sheriff Rogers,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Big Horn County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 14, 2015

Thank you and god bless you for all of your service.

Lieutenant James Hill
California Department of Corrections

June 14, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 18, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst 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. 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 20, 2012

I'll never forget you Janet. You left me with many memories of my years in Big Horn County. You were one of my first friends in Hardin!

Jennifer (Wagner) Chadwick

September 2, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and close friends. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 14, 2011

Deputy Rogers, you were the featured officer when I opened up ODMP. Your family, coworkers and friends are in my prayers. Thank you for your service to the state of Montana.

Maxine, mother
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03


April 22, 2010

We will always remember Janet and her service to the county of Big Horn, MT.
It was heartbreaking to know her family has had to walk the steps of grief in the loss of their mother, wife and daughter.
She will not be forgotten - ever.
Thank you Janet -- You are a HERO

Pat & Sandi Breckenridge
grateful Hardin citizens

January 7, 2008

I never got to meet her, but everybody always tells me that she was great and fun to be around. I was named after her and am very greatful to have that name.


December 29, 2007

"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
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

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Rogers on the anniversary of her passing.
May god continue to comfort you all.
Rest in peace. Heros are never forgotten.

911 Dispatcher

June 14, 2007

May you rest in peace and may He ever bless your loved ones.

June 14, 2007

May God Grant Deputy Sheriff Roger's, Family, Fellow Deputies, and Friends the Serenity to accept the things they can not change, the Courage to change the things they can, wnd the Wisdom to know the difference. On this annivesary of her murder may we never forget this Warrior's sacrifice... Rest in Peace Blue Angel...You will not be forgotten..

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp police Dept

June 13, 2007

It has been 16 years, I still remember that day as if it was yesterday. I not only lost a co-worker, a friend but a sister. Janet, you were my mentor and because of you I am who I am today.

Det. Karen Molina-reece
Big Horn County Sheriff's Dept.

July 7, 2006

Deputy Rogers it has been sixteen years since the end of your watch. You are still remembered. Thank you for your service to your fellowman. Rest in peace my sister. May God continue to bless your loved ones.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

June 14, 2006

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