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

Rest in Peace my brother

Captain G. June Murdock
Alexandria Police Department

June 3, 2024

Rest in peace hero.


January 27, 2024

My thoughts and sincere prayers go out to Sgt Riggenbach’s family on the recent anniversary date of this tragedy. This man is a hero to all law enforcement who risk their lives to protect all of us! God Bless you Rick and forever protect the family of this Hero.
Bob Carroll

Robert Carroll County Prosecutor
Morris County Prosecutor

February 21, 2023

Sgt. Riggenbach,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

January 26, 2023

9 years, 9 long years...this year might be the toughest knowing he's in a transition home instead of locked up.

We miss you dearly and your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Got a new unit this past year and in your honor I call him Scooter. You'd love these Tahoes, they have so much room but I know you'd jam it full of guns and flashlights haha
Keep watching over us, until we meet again


January 26, 2022

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!


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

January 26, 2017

Honoring you today as always and missing you.

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

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

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

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

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