The foundation’s executive director, Joseph Occhipinti, an-nounced Tuesday that it is posting an additional $10,000 Safe Cop Reward in connection with the July 12 shooting of Officer D.P. Rog-ers with the Cobb County Police Department.
This amount is in addition to a $5,000 reward being offered by Atlanta Crime Stoppers.
“We hope that the additional amount encourages people with information to come forward and do the right thing,” said Cobb Police spokesman Mike Bowman.
Rogers was shot in the chest while patrolling the Concord Chase Apartment complex at 300 Hurt Road in Smyrna at about 1 a.m. on July 12. He was wearing a protective vest when he was shot and released from the hospital on the same day.
Bowman said he returned to work Monday.
The suspect has been described as a black male, approximately 19 to 21 years old, and had short hair with braids. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and khaki pants and was armed with a handgun.
Very little information about the incident has been released, including the type of gun used in the shooting.
An artist has made a sketch of the suspect but police have not released it to the public.
Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact Cobb Police at (770) 499-3945, your local FBI office, Atlanta Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-TIPS, or the National Police Defense Foundation at (888) SAFE-COP.
Safe Cop offers this reward to any person having information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.
The reward will not be paid to any active or retired law enforcement officer or any co-conspirator involved in this incident.