Del Norte Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Errol J. Rogers, 43, died on June 6, 1984, when a vehicle that he was in left the one lane roadway in a remote area near Klamath and rolled down a canyon 350 to 500 feet. The weather was heavy fog and rain.
Rogers had been assisting with a marijuana raid at the time of the incident. The group had located two gardens with approximately 115 marijuana plants and had a subject in custody.
The driver of the vehicle, Tom MacDonald, suffered minor injuries in the accident.