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Jailer Barry G. Griffin | Ray County Sheriff's Department, Missouri Ray County Sheriff's Department, Missouri


Barry G. Griffin

Ray County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Thursday, May 23, 1867

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 73

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Case never tried

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Jailer Barry Griffin, and his son, Deputy George Griffin, were shot and killed by a group of men who rode into Richmond to rob a bank.

The suspects were brothers known as the James-Younger Gang who shot and killed Deputy Edwin Daniels, of the St. Clair County, Missouri, Sheriff's Department, on March 17, 1874. The James-Younger Gang was also connected to the death of Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Officer Frank West in 1886 by the husband of Bell Starr, an accomplice of the James-Younger Gang.

Jailer Griffin was survived by his wife and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Richmond, Ray County, Missouri.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and forty-fifth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

How your poor mother must have suffered to lose both her sons. I imagine she lost her will to live. I hope the three of you had a joyous reunion.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 23, 2012


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