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Sponsors: Reps. Freeman, Jennings, Lucas and Neilson
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Introduced in the House on April 29, 2004
Introduced in the Senate on April 29, 2004
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 29, 2004
Summary: Edgar Bruce Rogers
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/29/2004 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-4 4/29/2004 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-17
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TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY UPON THE DEATH OF VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER LIEUTENANT EDGAR BRUCE ROGERS, OF CHESTERFIELD, THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2004, AND TO CONVEY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
Whereas, Lieutenant Edgar Bruce Rogers had devoted his life to serving others and serving as a firefighter until he died on Thursday, April 22, 2004, at age fifty-six of a heart attack; and
Whereas, born in Monroe, North Carolina, Mr. Rogers was the son of the late Edgar Sylvester and Grace Rorie Rogers; and
Whereas, a graduate of Forrest Hills High School, Mr. Rogers was an Honors graduate of Wingate University and Appalachian State University, and he was a Chesterfield Elementary School teacher for eight years; and
Whereas, with a passion for fighting fires, Mr. Rogers attended his first fire at the age of sixteen and was one of the founding members of the Lanescreek Fire Department; and
Whereas, upon moving to Chesterfield in 1970, Mr. Rogers began work as a volunteer firefighter for the Chesterfield Fire Department, where he continued to serve for twenty-eight years; and
Whereas, an active member in the community, Mr. Rogers was a member and former Chairman of Deacons at Chesterfield Baptist Church and served as Lieutenant and Secretary for the Chesterfield Fire Department; and
Whereas, a supervisor with Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc., for the past twenty-six years, it was his role as firefighter that truly brought happiness and joy to Mr. Rogers' life; and
Whereas, Mr. Rogers' death has brought great sorrow and loss not only to the members of the Chesterfield Fire Department, but also to the members of the Chesterfield community, as he touched so many lives through his own; and
Whereas, Mr. Edgar Bruce Rogers is survived by his wife, Katherine McLain Rogers of Chesterfield; his son, Paul Rogers of Monroe, North Carolina; grandchildren, Madison Clark Rogers and Logan Thomas Rogers; sisters, Virginia Maples of Monroe, North Carolina, and Paulette R. Childers of Kings Mountain, North Carolina; and many other loving family members and friends. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, express their profound sorrow upon the death of volunteer firefighter Lieutenant Edgar Bruce Rogers, of Chesterfield, Thursday, April 22, 2004, and convey deepest sympathy to his family and many friends.
Be it further resolved that a copies of this resolution be presented to Mrs. Katherine McLain Rogers of Chesterfield and the Chesterfield Fire Department.
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