Deputy Sheriff Leonard C. Higgins

Deputy Sheriff Leonard C. Higgins

Adams County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, October 11, 1923

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Leonard C. Higgins

Deputy Sheriff Leonard Higgins was killed in a motorcycle crash when his police motorcycle struck the rear of a truck during a rainstorm on Brighton Road near Henderson Road.

Deputy Higgins was knocked unconscious and thrown to the roadway, where he was struck by a vehicle. The driver transported him to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver and several witnesses stated that the rain was so heavy that drivers could not see Deputy Higgins on the road.

Deputy Higgins was survived by his wife and mother.


  • Age 21
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, weather

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Deputy Sheriff Higgins,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Adams County.


United States Border Patrol

October 11, 2023

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