Chief of Police Murray Wilson Griffin

Chief of Police Murray Wilson Griffin

Belle Center Village Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, July 5, 1986

Murray Wilson Griffin

Chief Murray Griffin was shot and killed with his own weapon after he responded to a domestic disturbance call. Other responding officers found him shot to death and the female complainant stabbed to death. A suspect was arrested approximately four years later but all charges were dropped and no new charges were ever filed.

Chief Griffin had been with the agency for 25 years. He was a veteran of World War II and is buried in Fair View Cemetery, Belle Center, Ohio.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Case never solved

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I am sorry for the loss of all officers. My comment is why cant this case be reopened as a cold case? We have the technology today of DNA etc. to research these things. I am willing to do what it takes to get involved in this. Please tell me what I can do to help find closure and the killer (dead or alive). God Bless

Diana Robinaugh
Concerned citizen

November 15, 2017

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