Sergeant John W. Griffin

Sergeant John W. Griffin

Venice Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, March 14, 1960

John W. Griffin

Sergeant John Griffin succumbed to injuries suffered when he slipped and fell on the front porch of the city hall.

Sergeant Griffin had gone to city hall to pickup his pay check prior to the start of his shift. As he opened the door he slipped and fell, fracturing his skull. He was taken to St. Elizabeth's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries four hours later.

Sergeant Griffin had served with the Venice Police Department for 18 years.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Sergeant Griffin's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-8-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

January 8, 2018

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