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Police Officer Fred C. Griffin | Owen Police Department, Wisconsin Owen Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

Fred C. Griffin

Owen Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 14, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/31/1912

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never identified

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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.

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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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