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Sheriff Charles Vernon McGriff | Story County Sheriff's Department, Iowa Story County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

Sheriff

Charles Vernon McGriff

Story County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 21, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 24 years

Badge # 85-1

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/21/1941

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Sheriff McGriff was shot and killed as he and several deputies attempted to arrest an escaped mental patient. The suspect had returned to his home and his family wanted him removed.

During the shootout a deputy was injured and both the suspect and Sheriff McGriff were killed.

Sheriff McGriff had served in law enforcement for 24 years.

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Rest in Peace, Sheriff McGriff. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014

 

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