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Patrolman Wilbert Wiggins, Sr. | Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

Patrolman

Wilbert Wiggins, Sr.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, November 8, 2002
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Reflections for Patrolman Wilbert Wiggins, Sr.

 

Patrolman Wiggins,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jacksonville.
And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
November 8, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

Mrs. Wiggins and family, may you know that we have not forgotten your hero. May God be with you today and always. Patrolman Wiggins, I know that you are watching over your loved ones as they face each and everyday without you. Continue to rest in peace, and we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
November 8, 2013

we really miss you.

Eva Rogers
neice
November 8, 2012

My prayers are with your wife and family today and always, they truly are special people and I know you are proud of them as you watch from heaven above. HEROES live forever and you sir are a hero, we will never forget the service, dedication and protection that you gave for all of us. Continue to rest in peace Patrolman Wiggins.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
November 8, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Wiggins. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 14, 2012

I can't believe another year has passed already, I know that you are so very proud of your family left behind, your wife and daughter are very special people to us all. May you continue to rest in peace Officer Wiggins, we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb
November 8, 2011

To the Wiggins family you are all in my prayers today as you face your 8th EOW without you hero. May you know that we will never forget.... God bless you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous
November 8, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventh anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. Anyone who spent 41 years in law enforcement deserves the highest accolades for a job well done. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 8, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this sixth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
November 8, 2008

I HAVE ALOT OF GOOD MEMORIES WITH OFFICER WIGGINGS HE WAS MORE THAN A FRIEND I CONSIDER HIM FAMILY HIS DEATH REALLY TOUCH MY HEART I USED TO HAVE LUNCH WITH HIM QUITE ALOT AT RYANS RESTAURANT EVERYTIME I DRIVE BY THERE I REMEMBER HIM WE MEET TROUGH MUTUAL OFFICERS WE NEVER RODE TOGETHER BUT HE ASSISTED THE OFFICERS I WAS WORKING WITH, HE WAS AN EXCELLENT PERSON I THINK ABOUT HIM ALL THE TIME HE IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE IN MY HEART AND I KNOW HE IS WATCHING ALL OF US FROM HEAVEN , HE HAD AN EXCELLENT PERSONALITY AND EVEN THOUGH WE DIDNT RODE TOGETHER WE BECAME VERY GOOD FRIENDS AND TALK ALL THE TIME I THINK ABOUT HIM ALOT HE WAS A ROLE MODEL AND WAS LIKE A FATHER FIGURE TO ME SINCE I NEVER DID HAD ONE I USED TO ASK HIM FOR ADVISE AND HE WAS ALWAYS THERE TO TALK TO ME. I SAW HIM A FEW DAY BEFORE GOD CALL HIM TO PATROL IN HEAVEN, AND WATCH US HERE ON EARTH. HE WAS VERY PROUD OF HIS SON CAREER IN FOOTBALL AND HE WAS ALWAYS INVITING ME TO GO TO THE GAMES HIS SON PLAY FOOTBALL WITH HIM AND EVEN THOUGH WE NEVER WORK TOGETHER WE BECAME VERY GOOD FRIENDS AND WE BECAME LIKE A FAMILY, I TALK TO HIS FAMILY AS HIS SERVICES BUT ITS WAS HARD FOR ME TO CONTAINED MY EMOTIONS BECAUSE LIKE I SAID HE WAS LIKE A FATHER FIGURE TO ME. AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE MISS BY ME AND BY ALL OF THOSE WHO WORK WITH HIM ON A DAILY BASIS, HERE IS A BIT OF PATROLMAN WIGGINS PERSONALITY A MAN WITH A HEART BIGGER THAN HIS CHEST COULD HOLD A FORGIVING PERSON A PERSON WHO LOVE AND CARE ABOUT HIS COMMUNITY HIS FAMILY HIS COWORKER AND HIS FRIENDS AND HE WAS ALWAYS JOKING AND SMILING I REMEMBER HIS SMILE AND I THINK ABOUT HIM AND HE IS GREATLY MISSED I KNOW I MISS HIM ALOT AND I KNOW HE IS IN HEAVEN AS HE WAS FIST A MAN OF GOD A FAMILY MAN A POLICE OFFICER AND A WONDERFUL FRIEND GOD BLESS HIM AND EMBRACE OUR BROTHER IN BLUE AND CONFORT THE FAMILY I MEET QUITE A FEW OF THEM AND THEY ARE WONDENFUL PEOPLE SUCH AS HE WAS
WILBERT THANKS FOR ALL THE ADVISE THANKS FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP THANKS FOR ALWAYS INVITING ME TO LUNCH AND TO YOUR SONS GAMES AND THANKS FOR BEING A FATHER FIGURE TO ME WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND I NEEDED ONE EVEN THOUGH WE NEVER WORK TOGETHER WE DEVELOVEP A FRIENSHIP THROUGH OTHER OFFICER AND WE MAINTAINED OUR FRIENDSHIP TO THE END GOD BLESS YOU WILBERT AND KNOW THAT I WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU
MIGUEL ANGEL JR

M.A.P PTLM PL EXP POST 948 CLASS 1997
JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF OFFICE
August 30, 2008

The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
December 13, 2007

On the five year anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and a special prayer goes out to your family.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05
November 8, 2007

Sir, you dedication to your job is amazing. Fourty one years and still serving proudly at 66 years old. You are a true hero, just by the profession you chose, you will not be forgotten

VanDenBerghe
Manchester, NH
November 3, 2007

Wiggins I always remember your smile your attitude was always positive I remember you always joking around, we became friend even though we never rode together I meet you via mutual friends the saddest day of my life I was at my job and got on the internet and saw on the news what had happen, I stop working I just didn’t know what to do I was in so much shock, but I had a lot of good memories with you, I know you where proud of you kids and family I got to Meet them after your passing and you where right they where great, Thanks for always inviting me to lunch regardless of who I was working with on those particular days, I cant go past the substation and the former Ryan’s with out thinking of you, You are truly and example to all PTLM, Officers,,explorers and all of those who knew you. You are in heaven and might not be here with us but you will never be forgotten
you got to meet my family and we all think of you all the time! keep a watch over all of those who serve out here because they could use a guardian Angel like you to lead them to safety! MY Respect My memories , My family, MY self, And those who Knew you PTLM Wiggins Miss You and think of you a lot. GOD Bless You and Your family you might be gone but you will never be forgotten!

M.P Former Police Explorer JSO 948
Jacksonville Sheriff Office Class 4-1997
April 25, 2007

I salute you for your long and dedicated career to law enforcement. You have not been forgotten. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. GOrdon, EOW: 8/8/04
November 8, 2006

Thank you for your many years of service to the people of Florida. May you rest in peace.

Godspeed warrior, your job is done.

APD LEO Wife
November 8, 2006

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's
October 28, 2006

Around the Greyhound bus station he was known as Wiggins....sometimes we were formal and called him Officer Wiggins. I believed he loved his job there as much as he did patrolling the streets.

I can still see him walking through with his boots on and that cool walk.

Rest in Peace!

M Hammonds
November 27, 2005

To the family and friends of Patrolman Wiggins and his fellow officers, and most especially to Patrolman Wiggins himself:

On this the third anniversary of your tragic death, please know that you are remembered and honored. Your courage and dedication will never be forgotten.
You must have lived and breathed law enforcement to have spent so many years in the profession. I can only imagine how many officers you mentored and how many citizens you served.

Rest in peace, Patrolman Wiggins.

May your family continue to be supported by their law enforcment family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the forty one years of distinquished service Patrolman Wiggins gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 8, 2002.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


November 8, 2005

ONE OF THE FINSET PATROLMAN THE J.S.O HAS EVERY SEEN OR HAVE I SEEN IN MY 36 YEARS WITH THE J.S.O I WILL MISS HIM AS WELL AS HIS HUMOR AND LOVE FOR LIFE AS WELL AS FOR THE JOB HE DIED DOING WHAT HE LOVED TO DO AND THAT WAS LAW ENFORCEMENT .

DET.B.R.RIDENOUR
JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF'SOFFICE
October 15, 2005

Wilber, I miss you every day. In my thirteen years of law enforcement the rainy day of your burial is my worst, you are what we should all be...

Chad J.

Det. C.J. Collier
jso
December 13, 2004

What can be said of a man who gives 41 years of service to his community. Thank you seems so inadequate, but I have no other words.
Rest in peace officer, we have the watch now. We continue remembering you and all those who have completed their tour.
How proud your family must be.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police
November 8, 2003

Rest easy, brother. Thank you for your years of service. May God comfort those you left behind and may your family know that you are a hero.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

Rest in peace. Thank you for many years of service.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

 
 

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