Famous Sheriff Stabbed to Death in Palestine

Christopher Columbus Rogers, famed sheriff of Anderson County and reputed killer of 17, was laid to rest in Palestine on June 27,1888.  He was 42 years old.

Rogers had been sitting unarmed in a local saloon, when a former friend stabbed him to death in retaliation for a fatal shooting the previous year.  The once respected lawman, who stood up to the Klan in his heyday, was no longer the hero he once had been.

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