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.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 1193

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 2000


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Richard we lost you on this day 35 years ago and the hurt and sorrow is still with us all. You were such a fine, Christian man and a fantastic police officer. Keep flying with the Angels brother until we are all together again.

Tommy Riggs

January 7, 2021

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