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Thomas Franklin Griffiths
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Birth: Nov. 12, 1864
Bridgend, Wales
Death: Jun. 25, 1913
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Patrolman Thomas F. Griffiths
Salt Lake City Police Department
Utah
End of Watch: Wednesday, June 25, 1913

Biographical Info
Age: 39
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, June 25, 1913
Weapon Used: Handgun; .32 caliber
Suspect Info: Apprehended

Patrolman Griffiths was shot and killed after arresting a man for slashing another man with a razor during an argument at a bar. As Patrolman Griffiths walked the man to a police callbox the man broke away and ran from the officer. As Patrolman Griffiths chased him the man turned and shot him twice in the upper body. As Patrolman Griffiths fell to his knees the man shot him again in the head, killing him. The suspect fled but was apprehended later that evening.

Patrolman Griffiths had served with the agency for 6 years.

Thomas Franklin Griffiths was born in Coity, Llandoff, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales, the son of Thomas Griffiths and Jane Nicholl. He married Lydia Agnes Beynon on Sep. 10, 1891 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA. They had six children - Thomas F, David L, Henry L, Arthur R, Agnes F, Winnefred Jane (Winnie).
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Lydia Agnes Beynon Griffiths (1875 - 1953)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Franklin Griffiths (1893 - 1979)*
  David Lester Griffiths (1896 - 1950)*
  Henry Lawrence Griffiths (1897 - 1966)*
  Agnes Faith Griffiths Lundberg (1904 - 1976)*
  Winnefred Jane Griffiths (1912 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: R-14-8-1-E
 
Maintained by: Christine Jones
Originally Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Oct 25, 2007
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Thomas Franklin Griffiths
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Thomas Franklin Griffiths
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Thomas Franklin Griffiths
Added by: Christine Jones
 
 
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Oct. 25, 2007
 
 
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