It is with a tremendous amount of sadness that the Penn Hills Police Department announces the passing of police Canine Riggs. Riggs was diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer that was incurable. His partner and lifelong friend, Officer Ryan Walters, made the decision to end his suffering, and he was gently put to sleep yesterday afternoon.
Riggs was twelve years old and served the community with Officer Walters since 2009. He was a Dutch Shepherd and came to us all the way from Holland. Riggs loved coming to work and riding around with his partner to fight crime every day. We are grateful for all the years he spent with us at the PHPD and will miss his energetic personality. Rest in peace Riggs. Thank you for all the wonderful years you gave us!