Rod Demery is well-recognized as a homicide detective with the Shreveport, Louisiana Police Department. He is also the author of No Place for Race: Why We Need to Address Economic and Social Factors That Are Crushing Us Every Day (2013).
Besides his career, Rod has seen many ups and down in his personal life. He was just a kid when suddenly something terrible happened that shook the foundations of his happiness. Keep reading the article to know what was the tragedy that had fallen upon him.
Rod’s Short Bio, Career
Rod Demery, who is also known by his birth name Rodney L. Demery, celebrates his birthday on 27 December but since his birth year is not revealed, his age is still a mystery. Rod attended Louisiana State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
Rod, who stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches tall, began his career in the Navy, and now serves as a homicide detective. He has been serving as an officer for more than twenty-five years. He served in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield.
Besides that, Rod is the author of Amazon Kindle Best Seller, Things My Daughters Need to Know: A Cop and Father's View of Sex (2011), and Relationships and Happiness. In his books and articles, Rod argues that the black community has been ill-served by a rhetoric of victimhood.
Rod Demery's Mother's Murder Case
Rod’s mother, Barbara Sue Demery was murdered on 8 May 1969 when he was only three years old, and his brother was five. His mother was killed by none other than her new husband, Jerry Armstead, who was approximately eighteen years older than her.
Jerry, who shot nine times at her back, was charged with “murder without malice.” As Jerry was a good friend with the local sheriff, a proper investigation had never taken place.
Later on, when Rod became a detective, he looked into his mother’s murder case. He tracked down Jerry and found that he was in a poor health condition and to interview the man he repeated the same lie about what happened for so long. Rod just forgave the man and realized that forgiveness was the key of all the things.
Rod’s Brother Patrick, A Murderer!
Rod’s brother, Patrick Demery, murdered his friend Richard Sherman and also attempted to murder Sherman’s girlfriend and daughter after the three adults got high on cocaine together in the early morning of 6 April 1994.
The aftermath of the murder, Patrick reported that Richard had stolen $50 from him and even stabbed his friend ten or eleven times. Patrick was sentenced to 22 years of imprisonment in a California state prison, to be followed by two consecutive life terms.
Is Rod Demery Married?
Rod is currently leading a single life and has not remarried. He was also divorced twice as of 2012. He has nine children from his two wives. There is no any information about his ex-wife and children.
Rod is now more focused on his professional career rather than involving in remarriages.
Rod is also an active user of the Facebook account. He often uploads photos of his Lt. Mother and his family. Recently on 13 May, he uploads the picture of his mother on the special day of Mothers, i.e., on Mother’s Day in which he captioned, Happy Mother’s Day Barbara Sue Demery! This month,1969, his mother was murdered, virtually unnoticed. Also, in May 1969 the Seventh Court of Appeals rules that women could hold the same jobs as men.
Similarly, on 7 June, he shared the picture of his family through Facebook where he stated that there is no such place like home.