Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper James A. "Drew" Griffith

Maine State Police, Maine

End of Watch Monday, April 15, 1996

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Reflections for Trooper James A. "Drew" Griffith

I knew james as a friend and I still rember talking to him . We will miss you James.

December 20, 2006

I worked briefly with Trooper Griffith when I was hired as a new police officer in the City of Rockland, due to it being within his area. Thank You Drew for your assistance to, and patience with, a new officer who was learning. You left a lasting impression that led me to want to become a Trooper myself. Thank You and may God bless your family.


September 28, 2006

On this 10th anniversary may we never forget Trooper Griffith's sacrifice..May God Grant His Family, Fellow Troopers,and Friends the Serenity to accept the things they cannot change, the Courage to change the things they can and the Wisdom to know the difference...Rest in Peace Brother in Blue..

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Pd. Lewisburg, Pa.

April 16, 2006

Trooper Griffith,

You are very much missed by all. I can see that you were quiet a character even though I have never met you. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten...

Police Officer

January 24, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

May 18, 2005


We'll never forget you, and the impression you made on our lives. Your casual swagger, and light-hearted sense of humor brought a smile to many of us who were graced by your presence.

Maine State Police

April 15, 2005

Trooper Griffith - I never personally knew you but wish I had. I've heard nothing but praise for you as a Trooper and better yet a family man. I attended your funeral and it was very moving. Your wife is a rock and your family well cared for. You'd be very pround!! Rest in peace brother and I will meet you some day.

Detective Lowell Smith
Maine State Police

April 15, 2005

Just turned the corner on our career and headed for home. 6-yrs left to go. Seems like just yesterday we were going through the academy together, swapping stories and having you prepare me for kids. Every year, a few of us make the trip to Washington DC for Police Week. Somehow, and of course I know nothing about it, but somehow the passenger door of your cruiser ended up at an Irish establishment in DC. It only seems fitting that since you also worked as a US Park Police officer in DC, that some type of momento be left there in your honor. We toast to you every year and also visit with you at the Memorial.
Kate and the kids are doing fine and Kate is doing a lot to help officers and their families in need. She is great.
Take care brother Drew and keep and eye on us.

Sgt. Mike Edes

September 11, 2004

I will always remember your smile and easy way. Thanks for the laughs. You are thought of often.

Detective Jim Trask
Maine State Police

May 1, 2004

I will always remember your smile and easy way. Thanks for the laughs. You are thought of often.

Detective Jim Trask
Miane State Police

May 1, 2004

Trooper Griffith, Thank you for your service to the people of the State of Maine and the United States. You are not forgotten!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Dept., Ca

November 18, 2003

Miss you Drew, can still see you with Rock


September 20, 2003

Rest easy, brother. You are not forgotten. Never will be. Please help watch over those of us who continue the fight for freedom amd justice.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Tonight, April 16, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Trooper James Griffith who died on this date 7 years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Trooper Griffith's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

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