Friday, April 5, 2013

Thank you Corporal Justin Rogers: Serving and Protecting Even While Off-duty


TSA would like to thank Corporal Justin Rogers for his selfless and speedy actions on behalf of one of our officers at Honolulu International Airport.

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On March 30th, 2013, Cpl. Rogers was off-duty, traveling home to California from a family vacation in Honolulu, and as he prepared for screening at the checkpoint (no shoes!) he saw a TSA Officer being assaulted by a woman attempting to enter a secure area, which the officer was tasked to guard. Just like a scene from all-time favorite reality TV show, “Cops,” he leapt into action immediately, breaking the TSA Officer free of the woman’s headlock and restraining her until airport police arrived.  You can see this off-duty officer in action by watching the video above. For full viewing effect, I suggest watching it with this theme song.

Thank you Cpl. Justin Rogers, for your heroic actions and your continued service.

Bessy,
TSA Blog Team

23 comments:

Bob (and no, not Blogger Bob) said...

Wow...some people. I hope the TSA throws the book at this woman. And Cpl. Rogers...Thank you for stepping in or better said, leaping in and subduing the crazed woman.

Anonymous said...

So it appears that there ARE plenty of cameras, of good quality, at TSA checkpoints.

So next time someone accuses an TSA agent of misdeeds, they won't be able to use the "there's no video of it" excuse, right?

RB said...

What happened to the post put up on 3/4/13 that discussed the public comment period for the illegal TSA Strip Search Machines?

Why was it taken down? TSA afraid of the truth?

Susan Richart said...

"When Rogers saw that no other security personnel were coming to help the female officer,....."

You forgot to add the above, Bob.

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Wintermute said...

Bob, please quit spreading the myth that TSA employs officers. They do not. They employ agents.

Laura Monteros said...

Wow! Good thing he was there.

SSSS for some reason said...

Am I the only person who finds it odd that there is video available for this incident but never any available when the TSA is the accused?

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a hero this cop is NOT. What the video shows is how TSA fails to allow its own screeners to defend themselves [so this one is hesitating] then, wannabe hero cop over reacts with way too much force, considering he felt body slamming an old much smaller sized mentally ill homeless lady...is somehow OK and more appropriate use of his much larger more muscular self.

Looks like some serious deep down unresolved anger management issues there bud!!!

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous, Wow,What a Hero he is!!!!Its amazing how you knew this person that was attacking a officer was a old much smaller sized mentally ill homeless lady. Did you know her or something? This Officer is a hero to the public. Not the lady that tryed to attack a female officer. I dont care who she was, he did what needed to be done, and thats get her off the security officer and away from the checkpoint so she could not get through. SO good Job Officer.

Anonymous said...

It is too bad the TSA workers co-workers stood by and watched this take place and an innocent by-stander had to jump in and "take charge" while the other TSO's stood around and watched - Sorry! And too much force, I do not think so, in law enforcement you use whatever force is necessary to neutralize the threat. She was quickly neutralized before she had time to react - OUTSTANDING job by the off duty cop! Really bad job by the other TSO's "w3atching"

Anonymous said...

"he saw a TSA Officer being assaulted by a woman attempting to enter a secure area..." - I wonder how many times a day he saw a woman attempting to enter a secure area being assaulted by a TSA Officer and did nothing.

Anonymous said...

Nice take-down...

infotobrian@gmail.com said...

thankyou corporal for your .... intervention people like you are appreciated greatly.....brian

Anonymous said...

What I saw was a off-duty policeman who had been uselessly removed of his shoes have to act because a whole bunch of TSO did not respond at all.

Wintermute said...

Anonymous said...
"What I saw was a off-duty policeman who had been uselessly removed of his shoes have to act because a whole bunch of TSO did not respond at all."

I saw the exact same thing... Pretty sure he violated TSA procedures in the process, too. Did he get re-screened afterwards? If not, why not? The lady could have handed something to him while she was being held down ;)

Anonymous said...

It's funny watching the guy on the far right. He checks out the situation, thinks about climbing over the short wall, finally gets one leg over, and then gives up and goes back into hiding.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Corporal Justin Rogers for stepping in and helping! Bravo!
Sham on you with your nasty comments. What if the TSO was your mother, sister or daughter. No one should put hands on anyone in a abusive manner.
I am sorry if this woman was mentally ill but that is no reason for her to attack someone else for doing their job!

Anonymous said...

This only shows the need for TSA personnel to be armed. No telling what would have happened were the policeman not there.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...This only shows the need for TSA personnel to be armed. No telling what would have happened were the policeman not there.April 6, 2013 at 9:51 PM

LOL, April Fools Day was last week.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy watching this. Often TSA officers are just undermined. People do not understand and appreciate the importance and the strain of their work. This TSA officer woman could have been hurt in a matter of seconds. Lots of crazy people outthere. I am glad to see she is okay. How about Krav maga classes for TSA employees.

Wintermute said...

Anonymous said...

"What if the TSO was your mother, sister or daughter."

My family does not believe in betraying their country, so no member would be employed by an agency that has such a blatant disregard for our Constitutional rights.

"No one should put hands on anyone in a abusive manner"

You're right. Which is why the pat-downs, which would cross the boundry to sexual assault in any other context, need to stop.

Another Anonymous said...


"This only shows the need for TSA personnel to be armed. No telling what would have happened were the policeman not there"

Neither a high-school diploma nor a GED is a job requirement, and TSA has put their employees to work without their background checks being complete, and you're advocating arming them?!? You CAN'T be serious!!!

Anonymous said...

Great Job By the CPl! Made every TSA agent look silly! Maybe they need to raise their standards? It appears they were lucky the CPL. was there. I would bet that the TSA agent would have been hurt pretty badly.

Anonymous said...

Really? Have you even checked your facts or do you just spend all your time bashing other people for what you would like to believe?