Accepting on behalf of Riggenbach family

Chitimacha Police Chief Blaise Smith recently addressed the American Legion State Convention in Alexandria after accepting the American Legion “Police Officer of the Year Award” on behalf of the Sgt. Frederick (Rick) Riggenbach family. Riggenbach was killed in the line of duty on January 26 while answering a complaint off the reservation. Chief Smith spoke about Riggenbach’s military and law enforcement careers as well as the impact of his death on the community.

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