Susanville in Lassen County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
was killed in the line of duty
March 2, 1995
On that date, Deputies Larry Griffith, Henry Mahan, William Freitas and Wayne Aldridge were on duty on the Madeline Plains and were ambushed by a gunman.
The community honors those who go in Harm's Way to serve and protect us, and mourns the loss of one of our own.
Erected by Rotary Club of Susanville and Lassen County Peace Officers Association.
Location. 40° 24.973′ N, 120° 39.789′ W. Marker is in Susanville, California, in Lassen County. Marker is on Shoreline Highway near Court Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 South Lassen Street, Susanville CA 96130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lassen County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Grand Cafe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roop's Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nobles Trail - Rooptown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lassen Lodge No. 149 F.&A.M Susanville Railroad Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Noble Emigrant Trail (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Susanville.
Also see . . . The PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. Dennis Newton ERVINE, Defendant and Appellant - See more at. Commander William Freitas and Deputy Sheriffs Wayne Aldridge, Larry Griffith, and Henry Mahan of the Lassen County Sheriff's Department drove to defendant's residence on the morning of March 2, 1995, following a report of an incident of domestic violence the night before by his wife, Julie Ervine. They were in marked patrol vehicles and in uniform. Defendant, who had barricaded the downstairs windows and watched the officers' arrival from an upstairs bedroom, responded by firing his .30-.30 Winchester rifle at the officers, killing Deputy Griffith. (Submitted on August 27, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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