Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Frederick Albert Riggenbach

Chitimacha Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Reflections for Sergeant Frederick Albert Riggenbach

This does not get any easier. Police Week is upon again, we just made 8 years and some days it seems like ages but others it feels like yesterday. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. That not guilty by reason of insanity just does not provide justice for the day that changes us all. You are missed by many.

Partner Partner Partner
Chitimacha Tribal Police Department

May 13, 2021

Many years later and many memories ago, I worked with Rick in the oilfields near Morgan City. Oilfield Testers and Equipment was the company name. Rick was a hard working loyal friend. We lost touch with each other over the years. But I always remembered his smile and ever positive outlook. Finding out that he was killed is a blow to the heart. Rick my brother RIP and I'll see you again my brother!

Woody Smith - Federal Firefighter
OFT&E "F Troop"

July 23, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 13, 2018

Another anniversary has passed. I have to say this is probably the hardest one yet. 5 years; saying it seems so far away but living it seems like yesterday. You are missed. Keep watching down on us!

Anonymous
Partner

February 7, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 26, 2018

The month I dread is about to start. To go back and get a do-over almost 5 years ago. You are missed by many Scooter! Keep watching over us. Press the Fight, Gone but Never Forgotten.

Co-worker Co-worker Co-worker
Chitimacha Tribal Police Department

December 31, 2017

As 5 years is quickly sneaking up on us it still feels like yesterday. I definitely miss you!

Co-worker Co-worker Co-worker
Chitimacha Tribal Police Department

August 13, 2017

I salute you my brother for your courage and sacrifice. My condolences to your family and to your fellow co workers. May you always be remembered.

Lt. Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D.(ret.)

January 26, 2017

Honoring you today as always and missing you.

Co-Worker
Chitimacha Tribal PD

January 26, 2016

Miss you Buddy! Still seems like yesterday I walked out the office on that Friday telling you I'd see you tomorrow, who'd thought. Still pressing the fight in your memory and honor.

Det Sgt Jada Breaux
Chitimacha Tribal PD

August 12, 2015

Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten for true heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 26, 2015

Rick had been my father figure since I was 6 years old. He treated me just like Will. January 26 2013 I graduated from military school. He wasn't at my graduation. Driving home that afternoon I got the phone call that he had been shot. Rick was the last person I thought that could happen to, I thought of him in the highest. Now I'm a PFC in the United States Army stationed in Germany. I'm writing this today because it still hurts to know he's not here anymore. Hope the range is nice where your at brother.

Pfc Burleigh
Friend

October 12, 2014

RIP HERO! You were remembered today for your bravery!

Frmr Sheriff's Deputy
Marion County Sheriff, Indiana

May 5, 2014

Rest in peace, we'll take the watch from here.

Lieutenant Shannon
San Francisco Sheriff's Department

January 23, 2014

I did not know Sgt. Riggenbach but with that last name I feel we were probably related. Unlike the Sergeant I was able to reach the brass ring and retire, I will think of Sgt. Riggenbach and pray for his family. God Bless

Lt. Carl Riggenbach
Chicago Polie (retired)

December 27, 2013

Its been almost a year and I still hope and pray for your family. Bless you fellow Louisianan and Navy Veteran.

Capt Joe Berney
NRCJTA / CCSO

December 20, 2013

It feels so different now that Rick isn't here I'm always watching for him to pull up at my house for some coffee. I'm missing him a lot.

Elizabeth Sinitiere
friend

December 3, 2013

you will be missed rick. you were part of my family and you will forever be remembered. I am following in our families footsteps and currently attending college to be a police officer. i will be thinking of you every day. god bless

jared hammonds
athens county sheriffs office voulenteer

November 11, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 25, 2013

From John Huling’s native American Indian CD “Return to the Spiritlands”
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circling flight,
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there ...I did not die.

Lt. Stanley Hascher (Ret.)
Manatee Co. Fl. Sheriff's Office.

September 23, 2013

God Bless you Sgt. Riggenbach. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

July 23, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

June 30, 2013

I so wish my buddy was here with me joking like he usually does. I miss you so much Rick

Elizabeth Sinitiere
Great Friend

June 15, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the department, and those served, at the loss of this officer. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, Sergeant Riggenbach chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!

Additionally Sergeant Riggenbach , Thank you for your double commitment to your fellow man by being a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, having served in the Navy. And thank you to your family for carrying the burden of support not only while you worked for the Chitimacha Tribal Police and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, but also during your Navy service. Without their support you could not have been the successful Officer and protector that you were.

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

May 28, 2013

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