Dave Bigord

Dave Bigord, 24, of Mount Olive, North Carolina, Died Sunday of a Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Dave Bigord, 24, of Mount Olive, North Carolina died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Sunday after leading police on an extended chase through multiple parishes. He faced murder and aggravated kidnapping charges as a result of his actions Sunday.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals Service arrested him following an investigation conducted by Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force.

Early Life and Education

Bigord’s mother, Patrice, had a profound effect on him. She instilled confidence and showed him what an actual career could look like; moreover, she encouraged him to accept responsibility for his own decisions – motivating him to work harder both academically and later in life while giving him renewed courage in pursuing his own ambitions.

Dave Bigord not only earned an education but he also served his community, making a lasting difference. Through volunteering and taking on many leadership roles, he found inspiration in these activities which in turn gave him a sense of pride and value in what he did.

Professional Career

Dave Bigord was an exemplary college football player for Georgia Tech, earning multiple first team All-ACC honors over his four years with the Yellow Jackets. At the end of it all he had 62 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in 20 games – his best performance coming against ACC rival Clemson when he made eight tackles, one tackle for loss plus a sack and recovered a fumble that he returned for a touchdown.

Achievements and Honors

Dave was dedicated to excellence from an early age, becoming an Eagle Scout and excelling academically. During his college tenure at the University of Illinois, Dave earned both magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors.

He proudly served his country in the Air Force, both as an active and reserve pilot. Additionally, he was a member of the American Bar Association and volunteer with the Endowment for Equal Justice.

He and his wife Helen were deeply committed to their family and community. For many years they lived on Vashon Island, where they planted deep roots and created many wonderful memories.

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