MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Today, the Alabama Legislature met in joint session to award the Legislative Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement. The event took place in the House Chamber in Montgomery.
A Talladega County Sheriff Deputy, Chris Rogers, was a finalist for the award.
Rogers was recognized for one specific act while on duty in 2017 with the TCSO. On May 12, 2017, while on duty with the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Chris Rogers was dispatched to a Domestic Violence call on Airport Road in Oxford. Upon his arrival, he was advised by a witness that the suspect and the victim were inside the residence and the suspect was armed with a gun. As Deputy Rogers entered the residence, he found that the suspect was in fact armed and was waving the gun around and pointing the gun at the victim. After giving the suspect verbal commands to drop his weapon, the suspect continued to wave the gun and make threats to shoot the victim. The suspect then pointed the gun back at the victim forcing Deputy Rogers to fire his service weapon, ultimately disabling the suspect. Due to Deputy Rogers’ bravery, quick action, and good police work, there is no doubt that he saved lives on that day.
Although Rogers did not win the award, he was honored and recognized by Attorney General Steve Marshall and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Hal Taylor.
The award was given to three deputies with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office.