AIKEN - Master Corporal Sandra Elizabeth "Sandy" Rogers, 48, died Saturday morning after being shot during a traffic stop in the City of Aiken.
She was the daughter of Clarence Jack Rogers and the late Dr. Mary Ann Sprawls Rogers, and granddaughter of the late City of Aiken Chief of Police, James M. Sprawls
She was a life long Aiken resident and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. Master Corporal Rogers started working with the City of Aiken Public Safety in 1984 and was a Field Training Officer and Speed Measuring Device Instructor. She was a member of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association and a member of the South Carolina Firemen's Association.
She received the Distinguished Service Award in 2003, the Lifesaving Award in 2003, and the Certificate of Commendation in 2011.
She helped start the Book Bag Program for Helping Hands, and was a mentor to a lot of troubled individuals. Sandy loved her family and her job.
Survivors, beside her father, include her life partner Frances A. Williams; a sister Virginia R. (Wade) Johnson of Aiken; two brothers, Jack (Mary) Rogers, Jr. Charlotte, NC., James (Mariruth) H. Rogers, Aiken; nieces Elizabeth Ann (Joey) Lott and Kate Rogers; nephews, William (Erin) Johnson, Jr., Steven (Kim) Rogers, Michael James Rogers; a great niece, Carleigh Elizabeth Johnson and a great nephew John Rogers; aunt Martha Blanco, North Augusta; uncle Don (Billie) Sprawls, Aiken, and other aunts and uncles across the country.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center with the Rev. Dr. George K. Howle officiating. Interment with honors will follow at Historic Bethany Cemetery downtown Aiken. Pallbearer's will be her shift co-workers, Teddy Umsted, Mat Braxton, Karl Odenthal, Billy Cameron, Jason Fogle, Carlos Colindres, Jacob Pridgen, Timothy Hawkes, Brenton Russo, Brandon Bethman. Honorary pallbearers will be City of Aiken Public Safety employees, Ryan Sparling, Howard Venning Morrison, and nationwide Law Enforcement Officers.
Memorials may be directed to St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. NW., Aiken, SC 29801 or USCA Lucile and Maldon Sprawls Nursing Scholorship Fund, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Tuesday at SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, 924 HAYNE AVE. AIKEN, SC 29801.
Please visit the online guest register at www.shellhousefuneralhome.com