Murder in Richmond Co. connected to police officer shooting in Aiken
News 12 is following the case that started when an Aiken police officer was shot Saturday morning. A Saturday morning murder in Richmond County is also connected to the same suspect.
Feb. 2Friends and family members hold candlelight vigil for Cayce Vice.
Feb. 1 - 5 p.m.Memorial service for Cayce Vice begins.
Feb. 1 - 5 p.m.Everyone gathers at the cemetery for Master Cpl. Sandy Rogers.
Feb. 1 - 4:10 p.m.The caisson meets the hearse during the procession.
Feb. 1 - 4 p.m.Friends, family and fellow law enforcement officers head toward the cemetery for the burial.
Feb. 1 - 1 p.m. Funeral begins
Feb. 1 -Officers line the streets outside of the USC Convocation Center.
Feb. 1 - 11 a.m.Law enforcement officers from all around the state and country arrive to the USC Aiken Convocation Center for the funeral of Master Cpl. Sandy Rogers.
Jan. 31 - News 12 receives a letter from Chief Deputy Dwayne Courtney of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:"Standing between the citizens and evil are the men and women of law enforcement who protect our citizens from those whose appetite for evil knows no bounds.
My heart is heavy for the families of Scotty Richardson and Sandy Rogers. I ache as well for the surviving officers and employees of the Aiken Department of Public Safety, many of whom I know on a very personal level. They serve with honor, bravery and distinction. My prayer for you is that there will be a brighter tomorrow filled with hope, healing and a renewed dedication to the service of this community.
While Scotty and Sandy are gone, they shall never be forgotten by the families, fellow officers, deputies and all the men and women who serve in this profession. While we are a family of many, yet we are one. We will cry together, laugh together and heal together. We should all honor them for how they lived as well as how they died, for they served well. They gave aid to those who were helpless, lifted those who had fallen and gave comfort to many who were afraid.
I hope that we all learn from these tragic events and that the citizens of Aiken will humbly give thanks and honor to those fallen officers who gave their lives defending this community's way of life.
A simple "thank you" from you, the citizen, goes a very long way to lift the spirit of that officer who has just endured a tragic loss or witnessed a senseless act. I urge everyone, from this day forward, to thank your law enforcement and public safety professionals every time you see one -- for you never know when you may need their care."
Jan. 30 - Funeral procession routes released for Master Cpl. Sandy Rogers' funeral
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