Patrolman Homer Riggle

Patrolman Homer Riggle

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, February 28, 1913

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Homer Riggle

Patrolman Riggle was shot and killed with his own weapon after robbery suspects he had arrested over powered him while en route to the station house.
Three months later the same suspects shot and killed Patrolman Andrew Lynch as he attempted to arrest the suspects. Two of the suspects were apprehended. Then on January 1, 1924 Sergeant Dennis Whalen recognized some of the suspects of the two pervious murders and was shot and killed while attempting to arrest the suspects.
Patrolman Riggle had been with the agency for four years.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. 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.

Rest In Peace. I am sorry you were robbed of your life at such a young age.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 28, 2012

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