BCSO Lt. Will Rogers sworn in under new sheriff

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County Sheriff's Lt. Will Rogers was sworn in under new sheriff Duane Lewis.

Rogers, who has been recovering since he was shot on May 14, took his oath from Sheriff Lewis at Monday night's County Council meeting.

It was an emotional presentation as Rogers' family filled the county chambers, while his brothers and sister in blue looked on.

When a new sheriff takes office each deputy in the department has to take an oath from the new sheriff.

"It means a lot and I'm sure I got on his nerves because I stayed on him about every other day... it wasn't so much that I wanted to make sure I had a job, but I enjoy doing what I do for a living," Lt. Rogers said after the ceremony.

Rogers has been recovering since the shooting.

He says he feels about 90 percent, but is still struggling with his eyesight.

Coincidentally he was sworn in exactly four months since that incident at the Exxon station in Moncks Corner.

Rogers says he wants people in his line of work to be careful, but doesn't want to scare anyone off. He added his three sons want to become police officers.

The ceremony took place at the beginning of Monday's County Council meeting.

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