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Officer dies after being shot, suspect in custody
Saturday, January 28, 2012


AIKEN, SC (WIS) - For the second time in as many months, the Aiken Department of Public Safety is mourning the loss of an officer killed in the line of duty.

Master Corporal Sandra E. Rogers, 49, of Aiken was shot while responding to a call from a concerned citizen about suspicious activity at Eustis Park just after 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Details about what exactly happened at the scene are very limited. According to Aiken DPS, Rogers, a 27 year veteran of the department, was fired upon and hit during an altercation when she arrived on the scene. She was rushed to the hospital, but later died from her injuries.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has taken over the investigation, which is standard protocol when an officer is involved in a shooting.

According to SLED, 26-year-old Joshua Tremaine Jones is the person who shot and killed Rogers. Jones was arrested about four hours after the incident around 11:35 a.m. at a home on Youman St. in Batesburg. He was taken to the Aiken County Detention Center.

Jones was charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime.

On Saturday evening, Aiken DPS released the following statement:

"It is with profound sadness I must report to the Citizens of Aiken, another officer has been murdered in the line of duty in Aiken this morning. Master Corporal Sandra E. Rogers, 49 of Aiken was gunned down responding to a call from a concerned citizen..."

"Master Corporal Rogers has been employed by the City of Aiken since 1984."

"Master Corporal Rogers was an invaluable street cop who exemplified the model of a Public Safety Officer. Master Corporal Rogers was a highly skilled investigator and senior patrol officer on her shift."

"Please keep the Rogers family and Aiken Public Safety in your prayers as once again we deal with this tragic loss."

This is the second time in just two months that an Aiken police officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty. Officer Scotty Richardson was killed during a traffic stop on December 21. A 19-year-old man was charged in that incident.

Source: http://www.live5news.com/story/16622999/sled-investigating-shooting-of-police-officer

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