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Sergeant William L. Griffin | Jacksonville Police Department, Florida Jacksonville Police Department, Florida


William L. Griffin

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, July 29, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Sergeant Griffin was shot and killed during a burglary stakeout.

Sergeant Griffin and another officer were in a darkened home that they understood was to be burglarized. The other officer mistakenly shot him as he came around a corner responding to a broken window.

Four men were detained and one was charged with murder because it happened during the commission of a crime.

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I was eleven years old when my grandmother and sister woke me to let me know you had been shot. I have remembered you from the days at Franklin Street Baptist Church, as you were our Royal Ambassador leader. The time we all went to Keystone Heights for camping and the snipe hunts. You are simply one of the very best men I have ever known. I was also your next door neighbor for a while. I know you have been the enjoying the glories of heaven, God bless your memory.

February 23, 2015


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