Circumstances of Death
Special Agents Roy Neil Griffin and Marvin Pedlar had seized an illicit still on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. 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.
Agent Griffin joined the Alcohol Tax Unit on January 20, 1936.
Agent Griffin was born in Knoxville, Arkansas. He was survived by his wife, their son, Roy, Jr., and a daughter.