Sergeant James Leroy Biggs

Sergeant James Leroy Biggs

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, December 19, 1984

James Leroy Biggs

Trooper James Biggs was shot and killed during a traffic stop at the I-64 rest stop in Alleghany County, two miles from the West Virginia line.

The driver of the car was a prison escapee.

The killer was convicted of Trooper Biggs' death and sentenced to life in prison.

Trooper Biggs had served with the Virginia State Police for 18 years. In May 2004, the Virginia legislature voted to have two bridges on I-64 named in memory of Trooper Biggs.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 284

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

escapee, traffic stop

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