The Fall River Police Department and departments across he state of Massachusetts are mourning the loss of one of their own.
Patrick M. Rogers passed away this afternoon after a long battle with cancer according to multiple sources.
Rogers was a former Lieutenant with the Fall River Police Department. He later went on to get a law degree, and become a pillar within the law enforcement training community.
Rogers, who founded Commonwealth Police Service that trained police officers across the state, lectured to thousands of police officers on various legal topics. He had over thirty years of police law enforcement experience and authored a number of textbooks that are used state-wide by thousands of police officers everyday. He is also the author of the state-wide handbooks on Domestic Violence and Constitutional Law published by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Fall River, Freetown, Somerset, Taunton, and Bridgewater Police were some of the departments lending their condolences.
Our thoughts go out to his friends, family, and former co-workers.