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Officer Sam Griffin Lanford | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

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Sam Griffin Lanford

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, June 29, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 170

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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Officer Griffin Lanford was shot and killed after he and his partner interrupted a burglary. Officer Lanford was fatally shot by the burglar. His partner was able to wound the suspect who was later arrested and executed.

Officer Lanford had been with the agency for six years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, three bothers, and two sisters.

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I had always heard that my father, who was orphaned at an early age, briefly lived with an aunt and uncle in Dallas. When the uncle, a Dallas police officer, was killed in the line of duty, my father was placed in what was then Buckner's Orphanage. I just found out this morning that this officer, Sam Lanford, was that uncle. A belated thank you to my great-uncle for his service to our community.

Barbara Wilson
great-niece
July 9, 2016

 

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