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Sgt Rick Riggenbach; Chitimacha Tribal PD, LA; EOW 01-26-13

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Sergeant Rick Riggenbach

Chitimacha Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

Louisiana

End of Watch: Saturday, January 26, 2013


 


Biographical Details:

Age: 52

Tour of Duty: 15 years

Badge Number: T506


MILITARY VETERAN



 


Incident Details:

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: 01/26/13

Location: Louisiana

Weapon used: Shotgun

Suspect Info: In custody, Charged with Murder


 


Sergeant Rick Riggenbach was shot and killed after he and two St. Mary Parish Deputies  responded to reports of a mobile home fire and an armed subject on Flatown Road, near Charenton shortly after 9:00 am. The fire was reported just off tibal land about one quarter mile from a Chitimacha-owned Casino.


When Sergeant Riggenbach arrived at the scene, the subject shot him with a shotgun, fatally wounding him. The subject then opened fire on the two St Mary Parish Deputies as they arrived at the scene moments later. Both Deputies were critically wounded. The subject, who was also wounded at some point during the incident, was taken into custody by other responding officers and transported to a local hospital.


After the house fire was extinguished, the body of its owner was discovered in the debris. The subject who started the fire was a neighbor with a history of mental illness.


Sergeant Riggenbach was a U.S. Navy Veteran.


Sergeant Riggenbach had served with the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department for 4 1/2 years. He had previously served 10 1/2 years with the St Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.


He is survived by his wife, son, two daughters and grandchildren.


 


Agency Contact Information:

Police Chief Balise Smith

Chitimacha Tribal Police

155 Chitimacha Loop

PO Box 661

Charenton, LA  70523

Phone: (337) 923-4973


 


 


           


 


 


This information has been provided courtesy of the Officer Down Memorial Page and the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.


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Rest in Peace, Brother!! My Condolences to the Family, Friends and Co-Workers!!!



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Deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Sgt. Rick Riggenbach.  R.I.P.

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 Rest in Peace Sgt Riggenbach.  My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family, friends and department.

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 Rest In Peace, Brother.

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 Rest in peace, Sergeant Riggenbach. My condolences to your family and the Chitimacha Tribal Police Department.

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Rest in Peace Brother !

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My deepest condolences to the family of Sergeant Riggenbach; his co-workers, and the community he served, on their tragic loss.


 


 


Rest in Peace, Sergeant Riggenbach.... You may now stand down.


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Rest in peace.

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Rest in Peace Sgt. Riggenbach. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Chitimacha Tribal PD.

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Rest in peace Sgt. Riggenbach.


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 Rest in peace, Sgt. Riggenbach.  My condolences to your family and the Chitimacha Tribal PD.  


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My condolences to the family,co-workers and friends of my brother.Thank you for your honorable and faithful services Sgt.

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 R.I.P. Sgt. Rick Riggenbach.


 


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God rest brave Sergeant Rick Riggenbach, comfort and keep well his family and friends. 

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Rest in peace Sgt. Riggenback....    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers...

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RIP Sgt. Riggenbach. 


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Rest in peace Sgt. Riggenbach.  I'll keep you, your family, friends and co-workers in my thoughts and prayers.


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Rest in Peace Sgt. Riggenbach. May God be with your family and friends.

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Rest in peace, Sgt Riggenbach.

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