Deputy Sheriff Larry David Griffith

Deputy Sheriff Larry David Griffith

Lassen County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 2, 1995

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Larry David Griffith

Deputy Sheriff Larry Griffith was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a ranch on County Road 502, three miles east of Ravondale, at 8:45 am.

The subject opened fire on him as he exited his patrol car. The subject was convicted of his murder and sentenced to death.

Deputy Griffith had served with the Lassen County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, parents, two brothers, three sisters, and two grandsons.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 122

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to death


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It has been 25 years, and the State of California adds to the heartache as they continue to strip away the rights and every small hope of justice from victims and their families. I love and miss you so very much. You are a part of each and every day....each beat of my heart.....and each breath I take. I wish so much that everything was different, and that you were still here with all who love you.

Some days I just can't stand all this heartache and pain that hides beneath the surface of my skin......some days it is so hard to pretend that everything is ok and put a smile on my face just so that other people are not uncomfortable. Some days I feel like I am just going to crumble into little pieces all over again......and it is so hard to keep myself together. It's even harder in this new day when the lives of Law Enforcement Officers don't matter.

But I try to still stand tall and brave; and be the person that you loved. I try to do good things on this earth and always be someone that you would be proud of. I try to be strong, loving and kind on this earth like I know you would want me to be.

I never forget you and I will love you forever and always, Big Brother.

Love always
Your baby sister

Terri Griffith

March 1, 2020

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