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Mar. 12, 1989
Caucasian Male / 29 yrs. of age
Balcones Heights Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sun. Mar. 12, 1989
Patrolman Richard Rogiers was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for speeding just outside the city limits.
During the stop he determined that the driver had an outstanding warrant from San Antonio. When he attempted to arrest the man a struggle ensued. The subject produced a handgun from his coat pocket and shot Patrolman Rogiers in the head.
Patrolman Rogiers fell to the ground and was able to put out a distress call before being shot in the head a second time. He was transported to a local hospital where succumbed to his wounds the following day.
The subject was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. He has been denied parole three times.
Patrolman Rogiers had served with the Balcones Heights Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and son.