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Lieutenant Arthur Briggs | Duluth Police Department, Minnesota Duluth Police Department, Minnesota

Lieutenant

Arthur Briggs

Duluth Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 28, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 21 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 4/28/1908

Weapon: Person

Suspect: Not available

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Lieutenant Arthur Briggs suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a drunk man in an alley behind a local business.

The drunk man had been creating a disturbance inside of the business and Lieutenant Briggs had been called to remove him. When Lieutenant Briggs entered the business the man fled out a back door. Lieutenant Briggs chased after him but suffered a heart attack after catching and struggling with him.

Lieutenant Briggs had served with the Duluth Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.

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Lieutenant Briggs was my great grandfather. A man of great courage and honor. He will never be forgotten.

S. Batley
Great Grandaughter of Lt. Arthur Briggs
May 3, 2013

 

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