PROVIDENCE, RI--Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the passing of retired Superior Court Justice Joseph F. Rodgers, Jr.
"Justice Rodgers dedicated his life to public service here in Rhode Island. Over the years, both in and out of the courtroom, he earned a reputation for being patient, fair and wise. His moral clarity and unwavering respect for the law will leave a long-lasting impact on those he taught, mentored and served. I extend my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on for years to come."