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Deputy Sheriff Will Griner | Mitchell County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Mitchell County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff

Will Griner

Mitchell County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 10, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Executed in 1915

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Deputy Sheriff Will Griner was shot and killed near Camilla as he and the Worth County Sheriff attempted to arrest a man for cattle stealing. As Deputy Griner entered the man's home he opened fire with a shotgun killing him instantly. The suspect was apprehended two days later near Dawson.

The 20-year-old suspect was convicted of Deputy Griner's murder and hanged in Mitchell County on January 15, 1915.

Deputy Griner was survived by his wife and four children.

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Thank you for your service and doing your part to protect this country and all who live here.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO
October 3, 2012

 

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