Berkeley County officials tell News 2 that Lt. Rogers is in critical but stable condition with no change in his condition overnight.
A reliable source tells News 2 that Lt. Rogers is responding to verbal commands Saturday, and has shown “remarkable improvements.”
Lt. Will Rogers underwent surgery early Friday morning and we’re told doctors are “optimistic” about his recovery. Rogers is in critical but stable condition. His friends and family tell News 2 he is the kind of guy who is a friend to everyone.
One of Rogers’ friends, Bryan Dehn, says, “He’s an all-around good guy, one of my good friends. Any time you’re in a bind he’ll help you and he helped me a number of times.”
Lt. Rogers is a retired Marine with more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement. He’s worked for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Moncks Corner Police Department, and now, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. His friends and family tell us he’s also a family man with four kids and two granddaughters, one who was just born last week. The Facebook messages News 2 received from family and friends all echo the same sentiment… Will Rogers is a “kind hearted and loving man”.
Dehn says, “He would give you the shirt off his back to help anybody.”
Rogers’ family tells us “he loves people and people love him. A lot of hearts are hurting right now.” Across the community, people tell us they praying for Lt. Rogers’ recovery and want law enforcement to do everything they can to find the man responsible.
Dehn says, “Serve and protect, I mean Will takes that home with him as does the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department because it’s more than a motto to them, it’s a way of life and for someone to do this is the act of a coward.”