GREENWICH, CONN. – Greenwich police are mourning the death of one of their brothers in blue, retired Det. Timothy Biggs.
A Greenwich native, Biggs died at the age of 58, according to police Chief James Heavey.
Biggs retired in 2014 after a 28-year career in law enforcement.
A graduate of the Connecticut Municipal Police Basic Academy, he joined the Greenwich department in 1986. In 1997, he was promoted to accident car investigator (Master Police Officer).
Biggs, who is married to police Officer Diana Schuttler, made detective in 2002.
He attended public schools in Greenwich and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1977.
Prior to becoming a police officer, Biggs worked as a volunteer firefighter with Sound Beach Fire Co.
During his early career in law enforcement, he assisted the Explorer Police Academy as a range officer and instructor.
He also was a member of the special response unit.
Biggs was recognized as an “Officer of the Month” twice in 2011 -- once for excellence in criminal investigation and once for exceptional police work.
In 2012, he was the recipient of the U.S. Attorney’s Law Enforcement Award for his role in capturing Larry Corbett. Corbett, a Bridgeport resident, was convicted in 2011 of kidnapping and murdering an alleged Jamaican drug dealer and dumping his corpse in a wooded area in Greenwich.
According to a Facebook post by Greenwich police, Biggs’ file contained numerous commendations for his investigative abilities and “successful” conclusions of cases ranging from armed robbery to kidnapping to car-jacking and vandalism.
He also had been recognized for his life-saving efforts and his “many acts of humanity and compassion,” Greenwich police said.
Biggs’ funeral services have yet to be announced, according to the police department.