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New Hero Search Rufus H. Rodgers - Apr. 22, 1950 (6902)

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Aiken Dept. of Public Safety SC Patch
Resided: SC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 22, 1950
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 65 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Aiken Dept. of Public Safety SC
251 Laurens St NW  
Aiken, SC   29801   USA
(803)642-7620
County: Aiken
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
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Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: SC   USA   Sat. Apr. 22, 1950
Summary: Officer Rufus Rodgers was shot and killed with his own weapon after responding to a domestic dispute between a father and two sons.

A second officer was arresting one of the sons for possessing a knife and Officer Rodgers was about to arrest the father. The other son snuck up behind Officer Rodgers and grabbed his gun. As he turned around he was shot several times. The suspect fled the scene but was later arrested in the woods behind his house during a manhunt. The suspect was subsequently sentenced to life. Officer Rodgers is survived by his wife, son, and five daughters.

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