Patrol Officer Eugene A. Griffin

Patrol Officer Eugene A. Griffin

Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, November 22, 1991

Eugene A. Griffin

Patrol Officer Eugene Griffin was shot and killed by one of three 17 year-old youths he had asked to leave a hotel while working an overtime assignment.

The subjects left and Officer Griffin was in the lobby reading a newspaper when they returned. As he rose to confront them, one of the youths shot him with a shotgun.

The shooter and another youth were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on October 6, 1993. The third suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years. He was paroled September 19, 1996.

Officer Griffin is survived by his wife, son, daughter, father and mother, and brother, who is a retired police sergeant.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to LIfe

Most Recent Reflection

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Gene, I think of you every year on Nov22. Not long before that awful night, you saw in the break room downstairs in the old LEC. I was down and having foubsout whether I wanted to have a career in law enforcement. You stopped for a few minutes and chatted. I don’t remember all the words but I do remember that you made me feel like part of the “ family” and a valuable member. You told me how much you appreciated what I did as a dispatcher. While 5 years later I left Communications, I remained for my 25 years.im round f my career and feel like I made positive contributions I don’t think I would have made but for how you made me feel that night. God bless you for the man you were and thank you for your kind words and service And sacrifice. Never forgotten!

Eloise Ganey
Telecommunications/ Management Analyst, CMPD (ret.)

November 21, 2018

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