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Chitimacha Tribe praises slain police officer as a 'true hero'

 

Last updated 3/17/2013 at 1:12pm

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The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana called Rick Riggenbach a true hero. Riggenbach, 52, was shot while responding to an incident just off the reservation. He left behind a wife and four children. “…his actions saved the lives of many other people,” Police Chief Blaise Smith said.

FRANKLIN, LA—The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana identified Rick Riggenbach as the police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

Riggenbach, 52, was shot while responding to an incident just off the reservation. He leaves behind a wife and four children.

“Sergeant Riggenbach is a true hero and his actions saved the lives of many other people,” Police Chief Blaise Smith said at a press conference on January 28, The Zachary Plainsman-News reported. “Our department and our community have suffered a great loss.”

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