|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1957|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 2008|
St. Louis County
Sergeant William Biggs was shot and killed when a suspect opened fire at a Kirkwood city council meeting. The man had held a grudge against the city council for several years and had filed several lawsuits against the city.
The suspect approached Sergeant Biggs across the street from the city hall and asked him what time the meeting started, then pulled out a handgun and shot fatally shot him in the head. The man then took Sergeant Biggs' service weapon and walked across the street into the city hall.
Growing up, Biggs was one of six children. He had three brothers and two sisters. At an early age the entire family would take trips to Colorado every summer to see family. As a high school student, Biggs would spend summers working on ranches, which was something he enjoyed, Kathryn Biggs said.
Born on June 30, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, Bill graduated from Webster Groves High School in St. Louis, class of 1975. Thereafter, Bill worked on a large family-owned ranch in North Park, Colorado for thirteen years.
The family returned to St. Louis, where Bill attended the St. Louis Police Academy and became a Kirkwood Police officer. He was also an FBI National Academy graduate. Bill served his last ten of twenty-one years with the Kirkwood Police Department as a sergeant.
Survivors include Bill's wife of 30 years, Cynthia Biggs; sons William Cody Biggs and Bo James Biggs; along with Bill's mother, Patricia Loring Biggs; sisters, Kathryn Hoberg and Alyson Higginbotham; and brothers, Michael Biggs, Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Biggs and James Biggs.
Services:Memorial services are at 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, located at 9 South Bompart Avenue in Webster Groves, Missouri. Thursday morning, friends and family are welcome to join for the interment of ashes, beginning at 11 a.m. in Gerald, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Sergeant William King Biggs Jr., to BackStoppers, will be greatly appreciated: P.O. Box 66927, St. Louis, Missouri 63166.
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: On his farm In Gerald.
Created by: Gracie's Grammy
Record added: Feb 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24482087
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