Deputy Joe Henry Griffith

Deputy Joe Henry Griffith

Coleman County Sheriff's Department, 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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I am not sure if we are related or not my daughter thinks you are her third great uncle. I do know that you did the name we share very proud. An example and standard to live by. We will always be Brothers in Profession . RIP

Deputy Johnny C. GRIFFITH
Potter County Sheriff's Department Amarillo, Tx.

April 7, 2018

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