Police Officer Fred C. Griffin

Police Officer Fred C. Griffin

Owen Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, August 14, 1912

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Fred C. Griffin

Officer Fred Griffin was shot and mortally wounded while attempting to arrest a hobo from a railroad box car after learning the man was wanted for the theft at a local residence.

Officer Griffin died from his wounds two weeks later at a hospital in Chippewa Falls. The suspect was never identified or arrested.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 31, 1912
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 14, 2020

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