Master Patrolman Richard O. Riggs

Master Patrolman Richard O. Riggs

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, January 7, 1986

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Richard O. Riggs

Master Patrolman Richard Riggs was shot and killed NE 36th Street, just west of I-35, as he approached a van that had just been used in a robbery several blocks away.

Patrolman Riggs and his partner recognized the van as one reported to be used in an armed robbery minutes earlier. As he approached the suspect, he was shot in the chest and abdomen.

The suspect was convicted of his murder and subsequently executed in April 2000.

Patrolman Riggs had served with the Oklahoma City Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife, stepson, parents, four brothers, and a sister.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 1193

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 2000

convicted felon, robbery

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Happy Heavenly Birthday my brother. As I write this reflection I am in Oklahoma City and will be attending the police memorial which is being held on your birthday this year. It still hurts just like it was yesterday but we will all be together one day. We all miss you dearly and love you so much…

Thomas Riggs

May 20, 2022

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