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Chief of Police John Bigbee | Cranston Police Department, Rhode Island Cranston Police Department, Rhode Island

Chief of Police

John Bigbee

Cranston Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch: Friday, December 11, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: 30 years

Badge # 1

Cause: Fire

Incident Date: 9/1/1908

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Chief Bigbee succumbed to injuries received while fighting a fire three months earlier. The fire occurred at a farm down the street from his home. As he was assisting at the scene he received a leg injury. The injury eventually caused blood poisoning, leading to his death.

Chief Bigbee had served in law enforcement for 30 yeras and was Cranston's first police chief. He was survived by his son.

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