Deputy Sheriff Larry David Griffith

Deputy Sheriff Larry David Griffith

Lassen County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 2, 1995

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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I was going through some personal belongings the other day and found a picture of you. It brought a smile to my face and sadness to my heart. I began to reminisce with my wife about stories of the old days at the Sheriff's Department. How young and Naïve I was and how much I now realize your words and actions influenced my career and character. I often think about the elongated "dispatch 122," which always brings a smile to my face. You are truly missed but NEVER forgotten.

Sergeant David Boettger
Santa Rosa Police Department

August 15, 2018

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