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Patrol Officer Eugene A. Griffin | Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

Patrol Officer

Eugene A. Griffin

Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, November 22, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to LIfe

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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.

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To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Griffin: I just want to let you know that I mailed a "NO PAROLE LETTER", today, on Officer Griffin's behalf. I am sorry for your loss. Officer Griffin's service and sacrifice will never be forgotten! He is a HERO ALWAYS! God Bless you all!

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Wife of Corrections Deputy
July 19, 2017


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