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Deputy Sheriff George Frank S. Griffin | Ray County Sheriff's Department, Missouri Ray County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

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George Frank S. Griffin

Ray County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Thursday, May 23, 1867

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Case never tried

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Deputy George Griffin and his father, Jailer Barry Griffin, were shot and killed by a group of men who rode into Richmond to rob a bank. It is believed that the shooters were part of the James-Younger gang, but they were never tried for Deputy Griffin's murder.

Deputy Griffin had served in the Civil War and was survived by his mother. He was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Richmond, Ray County, Missouri.

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Jailer Barry G. Griffin
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End of Watch: Thursday, May 23, 1867
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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
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