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Our History

Roy N. Griffin

Name:  Roy Neil Griffin

Date of Birth:  1881

Date of Death: 08/18/1941

Location of Death:  Bexar County, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

Special Agents Roy Griffin and Marvin Pedlar had seized an illicit still on the outskirts of San Antonio, TX.  As the agents began dismantling and carrying off the main components for destruction, Agent Griffin was shot and killed from ambush by bootlegger John Mock. Mock was later arrested, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.

BACKGROUND

Agent Griffin joined the Alcohol Tax Unit on 1/20/1936.

PERSONAL

Agent Griffin was born in Knoxville, AR.  He was survived by his wife, their son, Roy, Jr., and a daughter.

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