Sheriff Robert Rodgers was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a domestic call at 4:09 p.m.
He was traveling on Highway 233 when his patrol vehicle left the roadway near Matthews Road. He struck a tree, and the impact overturned his vehicle on the driver’s side. Sheriff Rodgers died at the scene.
Sheriff Rodgers was elected Sheriff in 2016 and was serving his second term with the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office. He had served 15 years in law enforcement before being elected Sheriff.