Patrolman Homer Riggle

Photo of Patrolman Homer Riggle
End of Watch: Fri, Feb 28th, 1913
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 4 years
Age: 37


Patrolman Riggle was shot and killed with his own weapon after robbery suspects he had arrested over powered him while en route to the station house.

Three months later the same suspects shot and killed Patrolman Andrew Lynch as he attempted to arrest the suspects. Two of the suspects were apprehended. Then on January 1, 1924 Sergeant Dennis Whalen recognized some of the suspects of the two pervious murders and was shot and killed while attempting to arrest the suspects.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Kansas City Police Department Patch
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 234-5180


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