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Sheriff Fred A. Bigalow | Niagara County Sheriff's Office, New York Niagara County Sheriff's Office, New York

Sheriff

Fred A. Bigalow

Niagara County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch: Monday, June 19, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/18/1944

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sheriff Bigalow was succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to arrest a suspect. The suspect had been located in a hayloft of a barn and the sheriff was shot when he climbed onto the loft. Sheriff Bigalow was transported to Lockport City Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day. The suspect committed suicide a short time later.

Sheriff Bigalow had been sheriff for 9 years and he was survived by his wife, mother, and brother. His late father had also served as Niagara County Sheriff.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 19, 2015

 

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