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New Hero Search Earl Griffith - May. 01, 1947 (16671)

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Washoe County Sheriff's Office Patch
Resided: NV, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 01, 1947
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male
Agency
Dept: Washoe County Sheriff's Office - NV
911 E Parr Blvd  
Reno, NV   89512   USA
(775)328-3001
County: Washoe
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
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Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: CA   USA   Thu. May. 01, 1947
Summary: Deputy Griffith was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped to investigate a parked car on the Purdy Highway, just over the California - Nevada border.

The deputies were investigating the incident after a series of robberies. Deputy Griffith was shot when he ordered one of the juveniles out the car while his partner searched the second juvenile. His partner was also wounded in the shootout. The two suspects then fled the scene but were apprehended a short time later.

The suspect who killed Deputy Griffith was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in Folsom Prison. On October 11, 1949, he stabbed a fellow inmate to death. He was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the gas chamber on Febuary 8, 1957.

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