Charles Vernon McGriff


Sheriff McGriff was shot and killed as he and several deputies attempted to arrest an escaped mental patient. The suspect had returned to his home and his family wanted him removed.

During the shootout a deputy was injured and both the suspect and Sheriff McGriff were killed.

Sheriff McGriff had served in law enforcement for 24 years.

Story County Sheriff's Department

End of Watch: Oct. 21, 1941

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