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Sergeant Elmer E. Biggs | Kansas City Police Department, Kansas Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

Sergeant

Elmer E. Biggs

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Friday, September 1, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Sergeant Elmer Biggs and Patrolman Fred Wheeler were shot and killed when they went to investigate three men who were unloading tires from a parked truck. As they approached the men they opened fire and both officers were struck. Sergeant Biggs was killed instantly and Patrolman Wheeler succumbed to his wounds at the hospital.

A week earlier the suspects along with two others shot and killed Patrolman C. LeRoy Damron of the Bonner Springs, Kansas Police Department during a bank robbery attempt. Two suspects were apprehended days later. The other three fled to Toledo, Ohio, where a week later they shot and killed Lieutenant William Martin of the Toledo Police Department. Lieutenant Martin's partner shot and killed one suspect and the other two were apprehended.

Both suspects were convicted of Lieutenant Martin's murder and sentenced to life in the Ohio Penitentiary.

Sergeant Biggs had served with the Kansas City Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Patrolman C. LeRoy Damron
Bonner Springs Police Department, Kansas
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 23, 1922
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Fred C. Wheeler
Kansas City Police Department, Kansas
End of Watch: Friday, September 1, 1922
Cause: Gunfire

Lieutenant William Martin
Toledo Police Department, Ohio
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 6, 1922
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Sergeant Biggs. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

 

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