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New Hero Search Francis E. Riggs - Feb. 23, 1936 (14805)

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Puerto Rico Police Dept. Patch
Resided: PR, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Feb. 23, 1936
Race/Sex: Hispanic Male
Agency
Dept: Puerto Rico Police Dept.
601 Ave. Roosevelt  
San Juan, PR   00936-8166   USA
(787)792-1234
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Colonel
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: PR   USA   Sun. Feb. 23, 1936
Summary: Colonel Riggs was shot and killed by a Puerto Rican nationalist following a pursuit of suspect he had observed shooting at another police officer in San Juan. Colonel Riggs pursued the suspect and was able to take him into custody. As he did so a second suspect approached and shot Colonel Riggs in the head, killing him.

Both suspects were apprehended and taken to the police headquarters, where they were both killed in a reported escape attempt.

Colonel Riggs was a U.S. Army veteran who had been appointed to the Puerto Rico Police Department.

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