Donation total increasing after benefit for wounded deputy

Donation total increasing after benefit for wounded deputy

MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - A weekend benefit for a Berkeley County deputy shot in May raised several thousand dollars for the deputy and his family.

Berkeley County Sheriff's Lt. Will Rogers was shot on May 14.

A fundraiser for Rogers and his family at the Steel Horse Saloon in Moncks Corner raised $4,040 and that amount is expected to rise, according to the business's owner, Susan Perry.

Perry said 146 motorcycles and cars participated in a benefit ride and the evening also included raffles and auctions.

Some of the items auctioned off are still being picked up, so the total amount raised is expected to increase, she said.

All of the money is being donated to Rogers and his daughter Jamie Rogers-Wyatt, she said.

Rogers, who had been transferred to an undisclosed rehab center as his health continued to improve, was checked back into the hospital on June 16, but there was no word on the reason for his return. Rogers is expected to remain in the hospital for another several weeks, Mulè said.

He was shot at a Moncks Corner gas station at approximately 10:30 p.m. on the evening of May 14. Investigators say as Rogers, a night shift supervisor, spoke to a customer in the parking lot, a masked gunman came around the corner and shot him from behind.

Rogers was airlifted to MUSC where he underwent emergency surgery. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said he was improving and able to recognize family, friends and co-workers, and was walking with assistance and eating a modified diet of soft foods.

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