Patrolman Wilbert Wiggins, Sr.

Patrolman Wilbert Wiggins, Sr.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, November 8, 2002

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Wilbert Wiggins, Sr.

Patrolman Wilbert Wiggins suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to hook up a trailer to a police truck.

He and several officers were preparing to conduct a traffic operation on a local interstate, and Patrolman Wiggins was preparing some of the equipment. He collapsed as he was pulling a trailer towards the police truck. Other officers located him on the ground next to the truck after he failed to arrive at the location of the traffic operation. He was taken to a local hospital where he passed away the following day.

Patrolman Wiggins had been employed with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for 41 years, and is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 66
  • Tour 41 years
  • Badge 5610

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 7, 2002

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My dearest brother in law as we gathered today for the Annual Fallen Officers Memorial Service, there were so many treasured and fond memories of you floating in my thoughts.
Your dedication to family and career was impeccable. You are truly missed and loved very much!!! It’s difficult to believe it’s been 16 long years since I had to say farewell to ~my~ “Best Bro in Love” ever. Our family hasn’t been the same without you. Thanks for loving and taking care of all who loved, fellow officers, the community and those who decided to disrespect the law. You had a special effect on all us with your kindness, generosity and wisdom. All of us greatly appreciate you!!! Love you forever brother in love!!!

Paula Brown
Sister in law

April 25, 2019

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