Police Officer Patrick O. Briggs

Police Officer Patrick O. Briggs

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, June 20, 1990

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Patrick O. Briggs

Officer Briggs, a motorcycle officer, was killed while in pursuit of a speeding motorist. Officer Briggs swerved to avoid a motorist and struck a concrete median and tree. He had recently been chosen to be a Recruit Training Officer for the Phoenix Police Training Academy.

The spot where Officer Briggs was killed is the exact same spot where Officer Wayne Scott was killed in a motorcycle accident on September 10, 2002, under identical circumstances.

Officer Briggs had been with the agency for seven years and is survived by his parents and two siblings.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 4317

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

motorcycle, vehicle pursuit

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Officer Briggs,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens Phoenix. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 20, 2020

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