Patrolman George Joseph Biggs

Patrolman George Joseph Biggs

Fremont Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, November 3, 1948

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George Joseph Biggs

Patrolman Biggs was killed when he was intentionally crushed between a car and a tractor trailer during a vehicle pursuit. Officers had attempted to stop a vehicle used in a robbery in Avon Lake. When the vehicle slowed down Patrolman Biggs jumped on the running board and attempted to reach inside to turn off the car. The driver sped up, crossed the center line, and sideswiped a tractor trailer.

The passenger of the vehicle was apprehended a short time later and shot and killed when he attempted to escape police custody. The driver was arrested in Florida and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Biggs was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII. He had served with the Fremont Police Department for only 3 months. He was survived by his parents, six sisters, and two brothers.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge 12
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to life

vehicle pursuit

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman George Joseph Biggs of the Fremont Police Department, Ohio and the additional 54 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 4, 2018

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