Deputy Joe Henry Griffith

Deputy Joe Henry Griffith

Coleman County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, February 17, 1924

Joe Henry Griffith

Deputy Griffith was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to arrest a man for drunkenness. The suspect was arrested and later stabbed to death in jail.


  • Age 62
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Murdered in jail

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Tomorrow marks 94 years you made the ultimate sacrifice. I never met you and I know we are somehow related down the family. I want to thank you for your sacrifice you made for the citizens of Coleman County and our family.
May God Bless You.

Deputy Marshal Wendy Duke Ayers
City of Fort Worth

February 16, 2018

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