Harold Lee 'Sonny' Rogers
Terre Haute Police Department
Saturday, June 16, 1984

Age: 46
Served: 21 years
Badge #:
Panel 38W, Line 1
Panel L29, Line 4

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, June 16, 1984
02:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
3rd and Walnut streets, Terre Haute
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
.44-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Died in prison
Burial Place:
Grandview Cemetery, Terre Haute

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   Detective Harold Rogers was shot and killed during a disturbance.

   He was off duty playing in a band at the Wagon Wheel Night Club when a subject brandished a handgun and threatened the patrons. Detective Rogers pulled out his own weapon, gunfire was exchanged and he was shot once in the head.

   Detective Rogers was transported to Union Hospital where he was dead on arrival.

   The 39-year-old man, a six-time convicted felon, had recently been released from a federal prison and walked away from a halfway house in St. Louis, Missouri. He was later convicted of murder and sentenced to 90 years in prison, where he died in 2006.

   Detective Rogers was survived by his three sons, daughter, grandchildren, father and two sisters.

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