Corporal William Harold Briggs

Corporal William Harold Briggs

Creek County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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William Harold Briggs

Corporal Bill Briggs died from complications of a stroke he suffered while on duty on December 10th, 2017.

He was transported to a hospital where he remained until passing away on January 17th, 2018.

Corporal Briggs had served with the Creek County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, three sisters, and two brothers. His father and one brother also served in law enforcement.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 10

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 10, 2017

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Heavenly Father, You are Compassionate and Merciful. None of our nation’s law enforcement officers leave home without the fear of not returning at the end of their watch. It is a fear that is lived daily. Unfortunately, the worst does sometimes come to pass, and lives are left shattered. Lord God, bless and keep the hearts and souls of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Wipe away the tears from their eyes. Soothe their pain and bind up their emotional wounds through the wounds of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In His name, I pray. Amen.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D.Div, NCCA, M.S.B.S.
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 10, 2022

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