Police Officer Lorenzo Lamar Rodgers

Photo of Police Officer Lorenzo Lamar Rodgers
End of Watch: Tue, Jun 12th, 1990
Date of Incident: Tue, Jun 12th, 1990
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 1 year & 2 months
Age: 23


He was survived by his son and grandmother.


Police Officer Lorenzo Rodgers was shot and killed when he attempted to take action during an armed robbery while off duty.

He was standing in front of a laundromat on Des Peres Street when a man approached and produced a handgun. Officer Rodgers drew his service revolver and exchanged shots with the man. Both men were struck and Officer Rodgers succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later and charged with murder. He was convicted of murder and paroled in June 2010.

Officer Rodgers was assigned to the 8th District and had been with the agency for only 14 months.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
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St. Louis, Missouri 63103
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