Policewoman's funeral begins

Zach Boydon-Holmes/ Staff
Members of the Patriot Guard were out this morning before the funeral for Aiken Public Safety Master Cpl. Sandra Rogers.
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 11:38 AM
Last updated 1:37 PM
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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will attend today’s funeral of slain Aiken Public Safety Master Cpl. Sandra Rogers, according to the governor’s press office.

“Michael and I join people across South Carolina in remembering the life of police Master Corporal Sandy Rogers, a true hero, and say a special prayer for our men and women in law enforcement. Our hearts are heavy as we count our blessings for those who sacrifice everyday to keep us safe,” Haley said in a statement.

Rogers’ funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today in the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center.

After the funeral, community members who would like to watch the procession are asked to line the route at any point from the convocation center on Robert M. Bell Parkway to Bethany Cemetery on Laurens Street.

The procession will travel north in the southbound lane of Laurens Street from Richland Avenue. Rogers will be transferred to a caisson for the final few blocks of the procession and will be led and escorted by officers.

Several streets north of the central business district will be closed — including Barnwell Avenue to Hampton Avenue and Newberry Street to Greenville Street — to accommodate parking needs. There might be traffic delays downtown after the service, Mahoney said.

Memorials can be directed to St. John’s United Methodist Church at 104 Newberry St. NW or the USC Aiken Lucile and Maldon Sprawls Nursing Scholarship Fund, 471 University Parkway.

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RoadkiII 02/01/12 - 03:15 pm
Thank you for your service.

Thank you for your service. Now rest in peace.

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