Village Marshal Murray Wilson Griffin

Village Marshal Murray Wilson Griffin

Belle Center Village Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, July 5, 1986

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Murray Wilson Griffin

Village Marshal Murray Griffin was shot and killed with his own weapon after he responded to a domestic disturbance call at 211 Main Street in Belle Center.

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.

Marshal Griffin was a World War II veteran and had served with the Bell Center Village Police Department for 25 years. He is buried in Fair View Cemetery, Belle Center, Ohio.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Village Marshal Murray Wilson Griffin of the Belle Center Village Police Department, Ohio and the additional 73 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 5, 2022

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