BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis is scheduled to swear in Lt. Will Rogers at the beginning of Monday's Berkeley County Council meeting.
Each deputy in the department must take the oath of office again when a new sheriff takes office, according to Berkeley County Sheriff's spokesman Michael Mulé.
Rogers was hospitalized when Lewis took office, recovering after being shot in the head on the evening of May 14. Rogers, a night shift supervisor who has been in law enforcement for more than 25 years, was shot at a gas station on Highway 52 at Cypress Gardens Road in Moncks Corner at around 10:30 p.m.
Investigators say as Rogers was talking to a customer in the parking lot, a masked gunman came around a corner and shot Rogers from behind.
Because of Rogers' hospitalization, he has not yet taken the oath from Lewis, Mulé said.
"I am very humbled and honored to lead an incredible group of deputies in the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office," Lewis said in a statement. "And, I am particularly grateful that Lieutenant Rogers is in that number. I am honored to be able to administer the oath to Lt. Rogers. Lt. Rogers has honorably served our community for a long time and continues to inspire our department."
The County Council meeting is scheduled for Monday at 6:30 PM. at the Berkeley County Administrative Building at 1003 Highway 52 in Moncks Corner.