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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Today is the 29th Anniversary of the day that you were murdered, and taken from your Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings and all who loved you. A day that changed all of our lives forever, and a day that none of us will ever forget. It is a day that still just sucks my breath away, and can put me on my knees. 29 years has taught me that time does not heal all wounds, heartache and sorrow......we just learn to live with it the best that we can while we remain on this earth.

29 years has taught me that the California Judicial System has failed us due to politics that has stopped caring about the Victims of Crime and the Families that have to live and try to cope with the aftermath the criminals have left in their wake. I know that I will never see Justice served in my lifetime from the State of California. Justice will only be served when Dennis Ervine stands before God for his actions on this earth. Hopefully, God will forgive my broken heart for not being able to forgive Ervine.

For 70 years I have loved and adored you as my Big Brother and Best Friend; I have treasured every moment of growing up with you.......29 of those years have been spent loving and missing you with all my heart and soul. I never stop loving you and I never forget.

Love always
Your Baby Sister

Terri Griffith

March 2, 2024

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