Deputy Joe Henry Griffith

Deputy Joe Henry Griffith

Coleman County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, February 17, 1924

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Joe Henry Griffith

Deputy Griffith was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to arrest a man for drunkenness. The suspect was arrested and later stabbed to death in jail.


  • Age 62
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Murdered in jail

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Deputy Griffith,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Coleman County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 17, 2024

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