Sergeant William L. Griffin

Sergeant William L. Griffin

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, July 29, 1967

William L. Griffin

Sergeant Griffin was shot and killed during a burglary stakeout.

Sergeant Griffin and another officer were in a darkened home that they understood was to be burglarized. The other officer mistakenly shot him as he came around a corner responding to a broken window.

Four men were detained and one was charged with murder because it happened during the commission of a crime.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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You were a good, good man! You took great care of your family, including my mother. You are never forgotten. You are now with my mom in the glories of the Risen Christ. God bless your family left behind.


June 14, 2017

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