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Sergeant Morris Bigus | Kansas City Police Department, Missouri Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Sergeant

Morris Bigus

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, July 29, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Bigus was shot and killed after responding to a robbery at the local gas company. The suspect had managed to slip into a nearby department store when the officers arrived. Sergeant Bigus entered the store looking for the suspect and a struggle ensued. The suspect was able to twist Sergeant Bigus' arm towards Sergeant Bigus, causing his firearm to discharge, striking himself in the stomach. Although mortally wounded, Sergeant Bigus was able to shoot the suspect as well, fatally wounding him.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 22, 2013

 

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