Sheriff Jake Wiggers

Sheriff Jake Wiggers

Rock Island County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, December 30, 1918

Jake Wiggers

Sheriff Jake Wiggers was shot and killed in a shootout with two robbery suspects.

Both suspects were eventually apprehended. They escaped from the Aledo Jail on May 21, 1919.

Sheriff Wiggers had served with the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department for one year.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Escaped from jail

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Sheriff Wiggers' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 10-25-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

October 25, 2017

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