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 a home on Main Street.

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 had served with the Bell Center Village Police Department for 25 years. He was a veteran of WWII and 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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While your assailant has never faced justice here on earth he surely will face a higher authority at another time. Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered and honored. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 5, 2020

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