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Deputy Sheriff Larry David Griffith

Lassen County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 2, 1995

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Larry David Griffith

Today is the 26th Anniversary and it is still so hard. This day can still bring me to my knees, suck my breath away, and breaks my heart. I love and miss you so very much.........you are a part of every beat of my heart.

I love you and I don't ever forget.

Love always
Your baby sister
Terri

Terri Griffith
Sister

March 2, 2021

Hello Big Brother

Christmas Eve is here again, and so am I like always to share a little special time with you. I finished my phone calls home to talk with family, opened presents that came in the mail, and ate way too many of the cookies that Judi sends every year. This year so many things have been different for the whole world.....a pandemic that keeps so many of us at a distance from each other......our country so divided......things so much harder for our Law Enforcement Officers.....that it really makes you wonder what the future holds in store for us all.

But this year we got to witness " The Christmas Star" which has not been seen since the Middle Ages, and not again in my life time. Some believe that it's the same star that was seen when Christ was born, and who knows maybe a message to us all to have a little faith in miracles during hard times. It really was very beautiful and I am glad that I got to see it.

I love and miss you each and every day. Not a day goes by that a part of me does not share it with you because you are what continues to motivate me to do my very best each and every day, to give all that I have to this life, to always stand tall, and be brave and courageous. I know you are beside me each step of the way, even when I stumble for a moment. Hope you are always proud of me. Watch over my Dog Man and his pups.

Love you forever and always
your baby sister
Terri

Terri Griffith
Sister

December 24, 2020

Another Thanksgiving Big Brother

My Thanksgiving Day Blessings would not be complete without coming here to spend time with you. I think of you every single day.....but we have been sharing this day on ODMP for a long time now. I love and miss you so much, and you know how I am on reflecting all of my blessings on this day. It has become a tradition for me.

I am so blessed to have you for a Brother.....you taught me to always STAND TALL, and to be brave and courageous each day of my life no matter what life tosses at me. As you watch me move through each day I hope you will always be proud of me. We sure have an amazing family......when I focus on the deep bond that lives within all of us......I know that our souls have been together for eternity......and that one by one we will all be together once again.

The world is pretty crazy right now and I know some of it must make you pretty sad; but I know that you watch over all of us and keep us safe. Thank you for watching over "My Dog Man and his Pups"......they are pretty special to me.....and I know his brother is hanging out with you. I am sure the two of you were up there in heaven plotting to connect us here on earth. It's amazing how much we have in common......like "star-crossed soul mates".

I miss you so much and I love you with all my heart forever. I will talk to you again on Christmas Eve.

Love always
your baby sister
Terri

Terri Griffith
Sister

November 26, 2020

Lassen County Sheriff Deputy Larry Griffith, Though Your Life Was Cut Short On March 2nd 1995, Your Courage And Dedication Are Always Remembered. It Is 25 Years Later And Still The Person Who Blatantly Took Your Life Has Not Truly Been Been Punished.

On This Day, We Celebrate Your Life. A Life Of Good , Humor, Love And Family. You Have Made Every Life Richer By You're Presence. Within Them. What You Have Given, To All, Will ALWAYS Be Cherished. Today Is A Day We Say "Thank You" For All You Have Given.

Happy Birthday Sheriff Deputy Larry Griffith !!!

Retired Officer
Grand Rapids Police Department

August 23, 2020

Happy Birthday Big Brother
I am thinking of you as always on the special day that you were born to be my brother; and remembering all the special memories that are engraved in my heart. I wish so much that you were still here so we could continue to celebrate our lives and create more memories......but that sadly was taken away by another human being on this earth. You are never forgotten; and you are forever loved and missed by all who loved you and knew you.

You are always my hero.

Love always from your baby sister.
Terri

Terri Griffith
Sister

August 23, 2020

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

Terri Griffith
Sister

March 1, 2020

Merry Christmas Big Brother

I am thinking about you and wishing you were here to celebrate with family and those who love you. I don't ever forget you......you are always in my heart and thoughts. I will love and miss you forever.

Love you always
your baby sister
Terri

Terri Griffith
Sister

December 25, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Big Brother

I am thinking of you today. Thank you for being one of my blessings in life....you were always an awesome big brother, and I miss you so very much. This is always my favorite holiday and I miss all the Family Gatherings, good times, and the making of memories to keep in our hearts.

I love and miss you forever and always.

Love always
Your baby sister
Terri

Terri Griffith
Sister

November 28, 2019

Hello Big Brother

Sorry I have not been here for awhile. Have had a lot of health issues this past year, and I am recovering from major surgery. But all has gone well and I will be getting back to work soon. I know you have been beside me through it all.....you always take such good care of me.

I am always thinking of you, no matter what each day brings, and I always miss you. I say a lot of prayers for David as the world is getting crazy out there, and dangerous for all the wonderful Law Enforcement Officers who protect our country. But, I know you are beside him and watching over him, after all he is your precious babe. I remember being with you the day he was born and what a nervous expectant Poppa you were, and I am glad that I got to share that day with you. I love being his Auntie even though I don't get to see him much these days. He has grown to be a wonderful man, father, and grandfather, along with making you proud in his Law Enforcement Career.

Mom has her good days and bad days when it comes to remembering stuff, but she never forgets about you. Hard to believe she will be 90 years old soon. She is a tough woman. I only wish that she would finally see Justice for you, instead of the endless years of Appeals. California's new Governor is a big disappointment all the way around when it comes to anything good for the State. So I don't think Mom is gonna see the end of the Appeals.

Well, I will try to visit more now that I am feeling better. I love you with all my heart.....I miss you with each breath I take......and I always stand tall for you.

love and miss you always
your baby sister
Terri

Terri Griffith
Sister

October 27, 2019

I just wanted to let you know you have not been forgotten. Your EOW memorial bracelet was wore and carried for 260 miles from Philadelphia PA to Washington DC this year for the 2019 Police Memorial Week. I am honored to have carried your name and I am blessed to have worked for your son.

#YouWillNeverBeForgotten

Deputy Wilfred "Bill" Quick
Nassau County Sheriff's Office

May 15, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Griffith.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 26, 2019

Merry Christmas Big Brother

It would not be Christmas without spending it with you; just like it would not be Christmas without cookies from Judi and Mike and calling home on Christmas Eve. I miss "Our Family" times and everyone being together.

The Family got together this summer and like always we had a great time. Our Momma will be 89 years old in 2019, and she has become very fragile and frail. I have noticed that she has not posted any messages to you this year, but not because she does not love and miss you. She is just having a harder time and her memory is getting bad. Made me sad as I know it was the last time that I will get to see her and spend time with her since I can't always go home as much as I would like to. It also made me sad that she will never see "Justice Served" for you in the California Justice System. She has stood up for you, fought for you, written a gazillion letters to Senators, Congressmen, Governors for 23 years seeking Justice for you and other victims. I know that she will soon be going home to be with you.

You are forever loved and missed by your brothers and sisters, and we keep your practical jokes alive just as we always keep you in our hearts. There are pictures of some of us with finger"bunny ears" behind our heads and plenty of the sarcastic sense of humor that seems to have been bred into all of us at birth. Even on Facebook I will see some off the wall post that makes me laugh......and when I look to see who posted it.....sure enough it was someone in the family. We share such a deep bond among us........that many will never have the privilege of experiencing. But it makes me happy to see that we have passed it down to the children in the family when I see the bonds shared among the grandchildren. The Family love runs deep......and that is "Our Momma's Legacy".

Merry Christmas Big Brother.......I love you more that words can ever express......you are always a part of each breath and beat of my heart.

Love always
your baby sister
Terri

Terri Griffith
Sister

December 25, 2018

Larry,

It's Christmas Eve. I just wanted to say that I have been thinking about you and that day a lot lately. I miss you friend, and your laugh. It's almost been 24 years. I still have so many questions about that day. Just wanted you to know you haven't been forgotten.

Deputy Tony Bettencourt
Lassen County SO 1994 - 1997, Current Tillamook SO

December 24, 2018

Hello Big Brother

It's another Thanksgiving and as I spend the day reflecting on my blessings , our Family, and all those who make my life a little better on this earth I always find myself wanting and needing to share it with you. This is where I come to pour out the words that normally remain silent inside me......and although I feel you constantly beside me......the words cannot always remain silent......I need the world to know how much you are loved and missed........that you were a special soul on this earth.

I keep chugging along, and always striving to remain the person you loved and encouraged me to be. You always saw deeper than anyone else in my life and you know that it is not always an easy path that I choose to follow. Thanks for helping out my Guardian Angel.......I know I have not made it easy for him either all of these years. I have to say that I have always found myself feeling blessed at the end of every struggle and hardship.

I love and miss you every single day.......you are a part of every breath I take......a part of each beat of my heart. I will see you when it is my turn to come home. Save my place for me.

Love always and forever
your baby sister
Terri

Terri Griffith
Sister

November 22, 2018

Larry,
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

Larry,
As I reflect on my career I realize how impactful your influence was on me. The other day I was looking through some personal papers and read your memorial with your picture. It brought a smile to my face and sadness to my heart. I began to tell my wife some stories of my time at the Sheriff's department with you and others, laughing on how naïve and young I was and how impactful your advice. I still laugh when I reflect on the elongated "dispatch 122." You are missed and loved by many and NEVER forgotten.

Sergeant David Boettger
Santa Rosa Police Department

August 15, 2018

You are so very missed and Loved, the struggles are so real and some days are still so hard to get through. What is seen on the outside does not show the battle going on inside. I do now spend more times remembering the laughs that were shared ( which were a daily thing) . Thank you for being a wonderful husband, my best friend and for giving us those as they make this journey through life easier. Although it has been 23 years your presence is always felt, and held very close at heart. You were one of a kind and with a heart bigger than the world. I will Always Love You,

Lauri Griffith
Wife

April 29, 2018

Hello Big Brother

Another year, another anniversary, and like always I am thinking of you. I love and miss you with all of my heart. Wish so much that I could touch your face instead of a wall etched with your name. I miss your laughter and the sound of your voice. I never forget.

Love always
your baby sister
Terri

Terri Griffith
Sister

March 4, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 2, 2018

DAD,
TONIGHT WAS ROUGH AS I FINISH MY NIGHT SHIFT, ALL WAS GOOD AND SAFE . CRAZY NIGHT BUT HEADING HOME TO KISS MY WIFE AND GET A NAP LOL. KIDS ARE SAFE AND YOU WOULD LOVE THE GRAND TWINS. GOING TO BE 7 ALREADY. FUNNY HOW I THINK ABOUT RETIREMENT IN 7 YEARS..... MAYBE AS LONG AS I CAN STAY OUT OF TROUBLE, MUST BE A GOOD TRAIT..... LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

Lt. Dave Griffith
Nassau County S.O.
Larry's son

March 2, 2018

Merry Christmas Big Brother

As always I am thinking about you and missing you. Not a day goes by that you are not in my heart, thoughts and prayers. I love you so very much.

Your baby sister
Terri

Terri Griffith
Sister

December 25, 2017

Dearest Larry... Happy Birthday I hope you like the card and flowers that I sent out to you. You always loved cards and flowers. I always remember every time you sent me a card you would write in it why you picked that certain card for me and the memories it brought back to you. With also the times we shared that made those memories. I think I have every one of them in my Memory Box and I still get them out and read them. I still Celebrate your life on these "Special Days" with happy memories of our times together even with a tear or two. I want you to know that you are never forgotten by all your brothers and sisters but even after all these years it is still just to painful and hard for them to write. But your memory is engraved in "Each Of Their Hearts" with wonderful memories. When we get together we tell stories and share all the memories of beautiful fun times and pranks we shared together. We all miss you Larry with all our hearts. Happy Birthday from all of us as we remember you. I can hear them all yelling at you if you were here "Boy Larry if you don't stop talking that cake will melt with all those candles on it" We love you Larry so Happy Birthday to you but come on lets eat. Ah The Memories..... Love Your Mama Mary.

Mary Griffith
Mother

August 24, 2017

Larry, Thank you for all you have given this world. I know you died doing what you were born to do but it is in how you lived that you are remembered. You leave a legacy through pictures and stories. Through your children and family. I, for one, know what a tremendous influence you were to them helping them become the wonderful people they are today. You did so much good in this world that I know you are watching and guiding over us in the next. So, instead of remembering that fateful day, I, remember the changes you made to everyone you touched. You still touch them today. Thank you, for being such a terrific person to those who were lucky enough to know you. You are dearly missed... you are and will never be forgotten. Go with God and continue your watch.

Retired Officer/Deputy Annette Homrich
Grand Rapids Police Department

March 3, 2017

With no doubt, Deputy Griffith was loved by his mother Mary, his sister Teri, and many, many others. Our thanks to Larry Griffith for his stand in the Thin Blue Line.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

March 2, 2017

Dear Larry...Well here I am again and another year has passed since you left us 22 years ago as the dawn and rain came down from our sky and never stopped till night. This is a very hard year for me, I always miss you but some years I feel over whelmed to find words to write as I feel like an empty shell and this is one of them. I just cant find the words to say what is in my heart. But I want you to know I love You and forever miss your smiling face and hearing you say "I love You Mama". Maybe tomorrow I will be able to write again as by then you will have your flowers and they always say when you don't know what to say, "Say It With Flowers". Well my dear son "I Will Love And Miss You Forever.... Your Mama Mary

Mary Griffith
Mother

March 2, 2017

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