Sergeant John W. Griffin

Sergeant John W. Griffin

Venice Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, March 14, 1960

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John W. Griffin

Sergeant John Griffin succumbed to injuries suffered when he slipped on the icy stairs at city hall.

Sergeant Griffin had gone to city hall to pick up his paycheck prior to the start of his shift and was walking to the police department at city hall. 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. Sergeant Griffin was a widower and survived by two children and two sisters.


  • 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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