A well-known and well-respected member of the Bryan Police Department is retiring after 28 years.
Billy “Buck” Rogers joined the department in September 1991, starting as a patrol officer after graduating the police academy.
Rogers served in several roles as an officer. He served on patrol for five years, a member of the Street Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) for two years, Criminal Investigation Division as a Detective for three years and a School Resource Officer for four years.
Rogers transferred to the position of Accreditation Manager for two years before being promoted to Sergeant in 2006, where he was assigned to patrol for his first year. He then transferred to the Traffic Safety Unit from 2007 to 2009 before being promoted again to Lieutenant.
As a Lieutenant, Rogers served in several roles to include: Professional Standards Division for one year, Training and Recruiting for four years and finishing out his career on the Nighttime Patrol Division for the last five years. Lt. Rogers served as a member of the Tactical Response Team for 18 years.
During his career, Rogers has received recognition for his exceptional work and service to the community:
– 1996 Exceptional Duty Citation – A tactical response team member that competed in the 1996 Texas World Police Games Tactical Competition in Houston, where the team placed second and advanced to win the Winner’s Cup Competition
– 1997 Meritorious Service Citation – For de-escalating a suicidal subject with a gun who has already shot once into the air and was attempting to get officers to shoot him
– 2001 Received Master Peace Officer Certification
– 2005 Police Commendation – creating a robbery task force in 2004 that led to the arrest of nine people in connection to robberies and diminished the number of robberies that were occurring
– 2007 Police Commendation – for developing and implementing Officer Survival training
– 2008 Police Commendation – for coordinating officers that resulted in the apprehension of an escaped convict
– 2010 Graduated from the 64th Class of the Leadership Command College at the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
– 2011 Graduated the FBI National Academy #246
Along with two more Police Commendations for saving a suicidal subject and his excellent training provided as a field training officer.
Rogers is well respected by his peers, the Police Department, and the community. As Buck leaves, he will take a great deal of experience with him.
Rogers’ retirement ceremony will take place at the Bryan Police Department at 3:00 p.m. on April 23.
Source: Bryan Police Department