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Special Deputy Marshal J. Perry Griggs | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Special Deputy Marshal

J. Perry Griggs

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, August 10, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Alabama

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Special Deputy Marshal Griggs was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest two moonshiners in Cleburne County, AL.

Only five months earlier, Special Deputy Marshal Griggs had been shot at by a man that he and a fellow Deputy Marshal were attempting to arrest in Cherokee County, GA. A book he was carrying over his heart stopped a bullet that would have otherwise penetrated his heart in that incident.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 120th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 4, 2013

 

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