Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Thomas Edward Riggs

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, March 31, 1985

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Reflections for Agent Thomas Edward Riggs

I was just a kid when Officer Riggs was killed. I remember how awful it was for the city and how we talked about it in school. 20+ years later, I live in another city, married to a police officer and just reading the little bit of information that is here brings it all back. The tragedy of that day still stings. God bless Officer Riggs and his family.

wife of LVMPD officer

March 9, 2006

My heart goes out to the friends and family of this MAN.I will never forget this story and I will say a prayer for him and his family, sleep in peace for one day you will back again. If there is anyone that could tell me why this Hero was dishonored by the justice system by aquitting him of all major crimes...Someone tell me something...


January 25, 2006

I'll never forget the day you were killed. I was off duty and at home. I lived near the scene. I watched as police vehicle's came out of the wood work. Nothing will ever erase the feelings I felt when I learned that a police officer was killed. The way it happened made things even worse. I prayed for you and your family that day. Now, 20 years later, I still pray for you and your family. Unfortunately, my prayer list has continued to grow over the years. God Blees you Tom.

Detective Mickie Means (Ret)
government Agency

August 2, 2005

I met Officer Riggs shortly before he was killed. He was a nice man and I remembered him recently while visiting close to where he was shot. The trial and the negative impact on the San Diego community was terrible, Officer Riggs did not deserve this.

umoza mzizi civilian

January 19, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 23, 2004

Tom-you were a good friend and fellow squad member. I will always remember the nights after work at Mama Joe's where the owner gave you the key to the back door so we could have some pizza's after our late shift. You will always be remembered as a great cop and a great friend to all of us on the job. Take care.

Sgt. Reggie Frank
San Diego P.D.

February 28, 2004


The incident that led to your death was just prior to my joining the San Diego Police Department. The incident was tragic and the aftermath lacking in justice. I served with the SDPD from Dec 5th 1985 to June 30th 1992. I just wanted to say as a former SDPD officer, God Bless you brother and from the update on this website, I see that justice was finally served. Rest in peace brother!

Sgt. Mike Genack
Kennewick Police (WA)

October 4, 2003

Rest easy, brother. You are not forgotten, nor will you be. You lived and died a hero.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

Tommy, you're still missed very much by your friends and co-workers. Rest well, Agent Riggs, while those of us who remain carry on protecting and serving.

Sgt. Jerry Mills
San Diego Police Department

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