Police Officer Ralph M. Griffin

Police Officer Ralph M. Griffin

Anniston Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, June 22, 1954

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Ralph M. Griffin

Officer Ralph Griffin was killed when he was stabbed while working an off-duty security job at the Anniston Speedway. As he struggled with a man, the man's brother walked up behind him and stabbed him three times.

The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on October 28, 1954. He was paroled on November 6, 1963.

Officer Griffin was a United States Navy reserve veteran and had served with the Anniston Police Department for over 12 years. He is survived by his wife, son, three daughters, and two granddaughters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Paroled in 1963

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Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 22, 2020

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