Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Robert M. Rigdon

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, November 8, 1858

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert M. Rigdon

Officer Rigdon, on this actual 162nd anniversary of your heroic death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your sacrifice is always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 8, 2020

Between being killed for retaliation for just doing the right thing and backing your fellow LE and being gunned down at home it doesn't get much worse. Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 22, 2020

Officer Rigdon,
On today, the 160th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore.


United States Border Patrol

November 8, 2018

I recently read a book, "The Hanging Of Henry Gambrill" which detailed your murder and the murder of Officer Benton. As you rest in heaven, please know that you are not forgotten.

David Eastman, retired police officer
Baltimore Police Department

January 5, 2012

Brother Rigdon, Honoring you on your 151 year EOW. Thank you for your service, sacrifice and Heroism. Rest easy...


September 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 151rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 22, 2009

Remembering you today. Thank you for your service.


November 8, 2008

Remembering you today. Thank you for your service.


November 8, 2008

We will never forget you or the sacrifice you made. Rest in peace always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 8, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, NH

November 2, 2007

Still remembered after all these years. Thank you for your service.

Maryland Citizen

November 8, 2006

We ask Thy blessings and eternal rest to all our brothers and sisters
Who have sacrificed their very lives in the performance of
their duties. Give their loved ones the peace and
Strength to bear the anguish of their loss. Remove all
resentment from their hearts, knowing that eternal
peace and rest will abide their departed loved ones
forever. This we beg, Thy name forever and ever,

Ret. Officer William Hackley
Baltimore Police

November 21, 2005

Your story was mentioned in an article written by Craig Floyd with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Thank you for your years of service and dedication to your job.

February 25, 2005

Officer Rigdon stood up for his principles and brought the murderer of a fellow Police Officer to justice. Unfortunately he paid for his dedication with his life. Rest in Peace Officer Rigdon.

Auxiliary Police Officer Charles Smith
New York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section

September 24, 2004

When I start my tour of duty God,
wherever crime may be
as I walk the darkened streets alone
let me be close to thee
Please give me understanding
with both the young and old
let me listen with attention
until their story's told.
Let me never make a judgement
in a rash or callous way
but let me hold my patience let
each man have his say.

Lord, if some dark and dreary night
I must give my life
With your everlasting love
protect my children and my wife


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