Police Officer Harvey L. Biggs

Police Officer Harvey L. Biggs

Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, July 27, 1924

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Harvey L. Biggs

Officer Biggs was shot and killed while he and his partner were investigating the burglary of auto parts. The two officers had been alerted that several men were stripping parts off of a car which was stranded in a ditch. The officers waited for the men to return and approached them. The suspects immediately opened fire at the officers and began to flee the scene with the officers in pursuit. The officers returned fire, apparently wounding two of the suspects.
Officer Biggs approached one of the suspects who was laying on the ground but was shot at pointblank range. His partner then chased one of the other suspects but lost him. When he returned the wounded man was also gone.

On April 25, 1925, Officer Biggs' killer was apprehended in Liberty, Texas. He was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to five years in prison.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

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Harvey, you were my husband's Uncle. His Mother spoke of you often with love. It has been almost 100 years since your tragic death. Your memory and sacrifice will be remembered in our family for generations to come. Thank you, Harvey, for your service and sacrifice. Your Niece by marriage.


January 16, 2021

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