Rodger Fowler is a 60-year member of the Florida Sheriffs Association. He was born in Melbourne, Fla., in 1936 along with his twin brother, Russell, and both are 1955 graduates of Cocoa High School. Today, Mr. Fowler maintains homes in West Palm Beach and Merritt Island, Fla.
As a young man, the extent of his run-ins with the law was when he was often pulled over by a highway patrolman, and family friend, who just wanted to say hello.
A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Fowler was a Doppler and Radar Technician whose Corporal Missile Unit achieved 100-percent accuracy in launches and hitting targets. Mr. Fowler left the Army with a rank of Specialist E-4, and he continued to serve with the Army’s Military Police reserves when he returned to Florida.
Before and after his military service, Mr. Fowler worked with RCA for a total of more than three decades until his retirement in 1991. His position with RCA led to his work as a government contractor on range ships, island stations, the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and with the European Space Agency.
Along with the Florida Sheriffs Association, Mr. Fowler is member and officer of several organizations, including the AZAN Shrine Temple in Melbourne and the Grand Court of Florida, Order of the Amaranth.
Mr. Fowler says that as a concerned citizen of Brevard County, he supports law enforcement and other local organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs. He cites his parent’s friendship with former Brevard County Sheriff Jimmy Dunn, and other law enforcement officers he’s known throughout his life as a reason he supports the Florida Sheriffs Association.