Jailer Barry G. Griffin

Jailer Barry G. Griffin

Ray County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 1867

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Barry G. Griffin

Jailer Barry Griffin, and his son, Deputy George Griffin, were shot and killed by a group of men who rode into Richmond to rob a bank.

The suspects were brothers known as the James-Younger Gang who shot and killed Deputy Edwin Daniels, of the St. Clair County, Missouri, Sheriff's Department, on March 17, 1874. The James-Younger Gang was also connected to the death of Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Officer Frank West in 1886 by the husband of Bell Starr, an accomplice of the James-Younger Gang.

Jailer Griffin was survived by his wife and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Richmond, Ray County, Missouri.


  • Age 73
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Case never tried

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