Sergeant James Leroy Biggs

Sergeant James Leroy Biggs

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, December 19, 1984

James Leroy Biggs

Trooper James Biggs was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Alleghany County.

The killer was convicted of Trooper Biggs' death and sentenced to life in prison.

Trooper Biggs had served with the Virginia State Police for 18 years. In May 2004, the Virginia legislature voted to have two bridges on I-64 named in memory of Trooper Biggs.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 284

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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'Rest-in-Peace,' Sgt. Biggs, I was in the Hospital waiting room with My 'EMS Med-Flight' Flight Paramedic Al Thompson, along with Your Wife, Trooper Warren Kegley, and other Troopers from Your Area, when They came to say You had passed away. It was a dark day for the Virginia State Police, it's Members, and I can only imagine how dark it must have been for Your Loving Family! So, 'Rest-in-Peace,' Sir, You've Served the Department, as well as Your Fellow Man, with Pride, Integrity, and Honor, and You Shall not be Forgotten!

Trooper-Pilot David Nichols, ret.
Virginia State Police 'Aviation'

December 18, 2015

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