Probationary Police Officer James M. Griffin

Probationary Police Officer James M. Griffin

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, March 21, 1913

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James M. Griffin

Probationary Police Officer James Griffin succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained a week earlier while interviewing a man off-duty near the intersection of Jones Street and Grand River Avenue.

Officer Griffin was on his way home when he witnessed a man he thought was acting disorderly in an alleyway. As he was questioning the man he was shot in his stomach by an unknown assailant from behind a wall that bordered a restaurant. Officer Griffin was taken to St. Mary's Hospital where he succumbed to his gunshot wound a week later.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 16, 1913
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

investigation, off duty

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Officer Griffin,
On today, the 103rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit.


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March 21, 2016

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