Police Officer Fred C. Griffin

Police Officer Fred C. Griffin

Owen Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, August 14, 1912

Fred C. Griffin

Officer Fred Griffin was shot and mortally wounded while attempting to arrest a hobo from a railroad box car after learning the man was wanted for the theft at a local residence.

Officer Griffin died from his wounds two weeks later at a hospital in Chippewa Falls. The suspect was never identified or arrested.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 31, 1912
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

February 27, 2014

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