|“||We know he likes to put on a show.||”|
— Rogers discusses the reason for Evan's game with Gibson[src]
Rogers was an officer working for the Internal Affairs Division of the Metropolitan Police Department. At one point in his career, he got involved in the case of serial killer John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer, when he was already dead. Shortly after the victims of a new deadly game, set up by Jigsaw's successor, had been found at the abandoned Rowan Zoological Institute, Jigsaw's ex-wife, Jill Tuck, went to the police station to talk to Rogers' partner, Matt Gibson, who had once reported Detective Mark Hoffman, who was actually the successor of Jigsaw, to the department after the latter had ruthlessly killed an unarmed suspect. Rogers informed Gibson that Jill didn't trust the FBI nor the homicide division and therefore only wanted to talk to him. When Gibson eventually entered the interrogation room he introduced himself and sat down at the table in front of Jill. Jill told him that she had information about the successor of John and demanded protection and complete immunity in exchange for the information. Gibson however refused to accept the deal without more details. Therefore, Jill told him that John's successor had assisted him in most of his killings and would go on killing if he wasn't apprehended. She also said, that he knew Gibson and vice versa, before she finally revealed that the successor was actually Detective Mark Hoffman. Both, surprised and shocked by these information, Gibson accepted the deal, seeing a chance to close the Jigsaw Case once and for all. (Saw 3D)
A few weeks later, Rogers was called to Pete's Auto Body, a junkyard at 58th Street, after the police had been informed about a car accident at the junkyard. However, when Rogers arrived at the scene, he quickly realized that the supposed accident was actually another Jigsaw trap, which had taken the lives of Evan, Kara, Dan and Jake, a group of four racist skinheads. Therefore, he immediately called Gibson, who ordered him not to let anyone to the crime scene, including the homicide division. When Gibson arrived at the scene, he immediately listened to an audio tape, which had contained the instructions for Evan. The tape however was severely damaged. Therefore, Gibson gave it to one of the forensics for further examination. After that, he discussed the new situation with Rogers as it was suspicious that the new game had been played in such a rather public place. While Rogers assumed that Hoffman just wanted to put on a show, Gibson was convinced that there was more behind it. Afterwards, he took a look at the severely humiliated corpses of the other three victims, Kara, Dan and Jake, and ordered a coroner to send them to the morgue as they had to be obducted immediately. Suddenly, he was called to an adjacent toilet room by Rogers. Upon entering, he saw the words "Gibson, See For Yourself" written on a mirror in red letters. Furthermore, he found a blood-smeared metallic trap device left there by Hoffman and ordered Rogers to send it to the lab, hoping that fingerprints might be found on it.
While Gibson took Jill Tuck into protective custody, Rogers stayed at the junkyard. During the examination of the crime scene, a bomb detonated in one of the numerous car wrecks. Rogers called Gibson to inform him about the explosion, when seconds later, another bomb detonated. Therefore, Gibson told him to let the bomb squad search the junkyard before they went on with their investigation. After following his order and calling the squad, Rogers eventually returned to the police station. (Saw 3D)
Shortly afterwards, Gibson arrived at the station as well and showed Rogers a video message he had received from Hoffman. In this message, he told Gibson to give Jill to him. In return, he promised to end the next game. If Gibson refused to take the offer, Hoffman threatened him that everyone would die. Upon watching the video again, Gibson noticed a statue of an angel behind Hoffman, which looked somehow familiar to him. However, before he could further think about it, Officer Palmer informed him that someone had sent her a video from a security camera in the downtown area. The video showed the abduction of Bobby Dagen, a supposed Jigsaw survivor, by Hoffman, who had covered his face with a pig mask. Bobby's wife, Joyce Dagen, and his crew had been reported missing as well, leading the officers to the conclusion that they were the victims of the new game Hoffman had talked about. After receiving these news, Gibson showed a photo of Bobby to Jill and asked her if she knew about him, which she denied. She also couldn't tell him if John knew about him. Therefore, Gibson and Rogers returned to the office room, where Palmer had received an e-mail with another video from Hoffman. He told Gibson to "look beyond the crossroads to the clear dawn", thereby hinting at an incident at the abandoned Crossroads Manufactory years earlier, which was the reason why Gibson had reported him to the Internal Affairs Department. Understanding the true meaning of this clue, Gibson went to the manufactory, accompanied by Rogers, while Palmer tried to get a trace on the e-mail.
Minutes later, he and Rogers arrived at the manufactory and broke through the door to get inside. Initially, Rogers saw nothing of interest. Gibson however showed him an angel statue which closely resembled the one from Hoffman's video. When Rogers asked him why Hoffman wanted them to go to the manufactory, Gibson stated that he wanted to remind him of how he saved his life years ago. Thereby, Gibson told his partner that he had once been called to the manufactory, which was a known shelter for addicts and homeless people. Thereby, he had been attacked and knocked down with a bottle from behind by a man. Gibson had tried to fight the man off but had to surrender when the man grabbed his weapon and held him at gun point. However, before the man could shoot him, Detective Hoffman had suddenly appeared behind him and told him to drop the weapon. Even though the unknown attacker obeyed immediately, Hoffman shot him in the back three times, killing him in the process. After that, he gave Gibson, who was shocked by the events, a leg-up and advised him that next time, he should shoot first. He then told Gibson that he owed him, before he went off. Despite the fact that Hoffman had saved his life, Gibson reported Hoffman to the Department for Internal Affairs. However, instead of being punished for the murder, Hoffman was promoted while Gibson was sidelined. Furthermore, he revealed to Rogers that Hoffman had sworn revenge on him for convicting three of his friends after joining the Department for Internal Affairs as well. While telling Rogers about his past with Hoffman, he remembered that the homeless man had been released from the Clear Dawn Psychiatric Hospital, when it was shut down by the state. Therefore, he realized what Hoffman talked about when he told him to "look beyond the crossroads to the clear dawn" and concluded that the hospital, which had been abandoned for several years already, was the place where Bobby Dagen's game occurred. With these information, he set out for the hospital and ordered Rogers to go back to Jill to watch over her. (Saw 3D)
Shortly afterwards, Rogers returned to the station and guarded Jill's cell. Some time later, he received a call from Gibson, who informed him that he now knew Hoffman's hideout. Therefore, Rogers told Jill about this and also told her that Bobby's game was still going on. As time went by, Jill became increasingly nervous. Suddenly, she heard a noise coming from the next room but couldn't see anything as her sight was blocked by a one-way-mirror. Seconds later, the mirror shattered when Hoffman, who had invaded the police station and thereby killed numerous of his former colleagues, shot Rogers right in the eye. (Saw 3D)
When she saw him, Jill immediately panicked and backed away from him. Hoffman then took the key to her cell's door from Rogers' corpse, entered the room and calmly approached Jill. He violently grabbed her hair and forced her to look at his scar, asking her how he looked. Unnoticed by him, Jill had grabbed a nail file and stabbed it in his neck, enabling her to run away. Hoffman was briefly paralyzed, but pulled the file out shortly afterwards and took up his pursuit of Jill.
Rogers' corpse as well as the bodies of Jill Tuck and numerous other police officers murdered by Hoffman, were found shortly afterwards. The events surrounding the massacre at the police station were reported to the public by the news channels the same night. Thereby, everyone with information about the whereabouts of Mark Hoffman was requested to go to the police immediately. (Saw 3D)
Rogers was a highly responsible police officer, eager to bring justice to criminals. Due to this, he was made for his job in the Internal Affairs Department of the police as he was able to keep a personal distance when he had to investigate his own colleagues. He had a good relationship with his partner, Matt Gibson, who he deeply trusted and respected.
Appearances and References
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