Bio & Incident Details
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Offender: Sentenced to LIfe
Patrol Officer Eugene Griffin was shot and killed by one of three 17 year-old youths he had asked to leave a hotel while working an overtime assignment.
The subjects left and Officer Griffin was in the lobby reading a newspaper when they returned. As he rose to confront them, one of the youths shot him with a shotgun.
The shooter and another youth were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on October 6, 1993. The third suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years. He was paroled September 19, 1996.
Officer Griffin is survived by his wife, son, daughter, father and mother, and brother, who is a retired police sergeant.