Investigator Roy Neil Griffin

Investigator Roy Neil Griffin

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, August 18, 1941

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Roy Neil Griffin

Investigator Roy Neil Griffin was shot and killed as he and his partner seized an illicit still on the outskirts of San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas.

As the federal law enforcement officers began dismantling and carrying off the still's main components for destruction, Investigator Griffin was shot in the neck and killed in an ambush by one of the bootleggers.

The suspect who shot him was later arrested, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Prior to joining the Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit in 1936, Investigator Griffin had served with the United States Border Patrol for five years.

He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter and was buried in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. He was three days short of his 60th birthday when he was killed.

Bio

  • Age 59
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 1646

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

alcohol violation

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Rest in Peace Investigator Roy Neil Griffin. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of The United States of America.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray the scum who murdered you burns forever in hell.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 13, 2016

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