Stephen Riggs retires from Fort Atkinson Police Department

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PRESS RELEASE

DATE:              February 27, 2024

TO:                  Local Media Outlets

FROM:             Adrian Bump, Chief of Police 

RE:                   Stephen Riggs retires from Fort Atkinson Police Department

After nearly eight years with the Fort Atkinson Police Department Officer Stephen Riggs had his last call Tuesday, Feb. 27. He was celebrated with a get-together at the Fort Atkinson Police Department.

Riggs was hired by the Fort Atkinson Police Department in April 2016. He is also a part-time Law Enforcement Instructor at Blackhawk Technical College and served the Dane County Sheriff’s Department for three years. Prior to his employment as a police officer, Riggs served his country in the United States Navy from August 1988 to August 1993 and again from May 1997 to January 2013. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

While in the Navy, Riggs was a Naval Officer, Naval Flight Officer, Helicopter Aircrewman and Rescue Swimmer. 

While in Fort Atkinson, Riggs held the position of patrol officer, was a member of the Investigative Support Unit, Mobile Field Force, Firearms Instructor and Defense and Arrest Tactics Instructor. Officer Riggs received a First Aid Award in 2021 and a Meritorious Service Award in 2020.

“Officer Riggs will be missed as he brought an energy and positive attitude with him to work every day,” said Chief Adrian Bump.

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