Rutledge Statement on the Passing of Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers
July 24, 2015
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement today in response to the passing of Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers.
“I was saddened to learn today of the passing of Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Sheriff Vickers has courageously and honorably protected the people of Marion County since he began his long career in law enforcement with the Arkansas State Police in 1985. No matter the issue, he always fought to improve the community and the lives of those who call Marion County home. From Yellville to Bull Shoals, Sheriff Vickers’ leadership and spirit will be greatly missed. I offer my prayers to his wife, Joan, his family and friends and the members of law enforcement who he served alongside.”
Sheriff Vickers was elected in 2008. He retired from a 35-year career with the Arkansas State Police in 2008 as lieutenant and assistant troop commander of Troop I in Harrison. Prior to his law enforcement career, Vickers served in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of sergeant, and saw combat action in Vietnam. He was a 1965 graduate of Bergman High School and a 1978 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.