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Belle Center in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Village Marshall Murray Griffin

Murray Griffin Memorial Park

 
 
Village Marshall Murray Griffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 30, 2015
1. Village Marshall Murray Griffin Marker
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Inscription.
In tribute to:
Village Marshall Murray Griffin
whose life was taken during the late
evening hours of July 5, 1986, while
performing his sworn duty of protecting
those in his community.
presented by:
the Law Enforcement Officers of Logan County

 
Erected by Law Enforcement Officers of Logan County.
 
Location. 40° 30.7′ N, 83° 44.668′ W. Marker is in Belle Center, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street (County Route 106) and North State Street (County Route 102) when traveling north on Center Street. Touch for map. both markers are in “Murray Griffin Memorial Park”, at the acute angle of these two streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Charles St, Belle Center OH 43310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LCPL Lewis E. Hughes II (within shouting distance of this marker); Belle Center Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Belle Center War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Belle Center Spanish American War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Geneva College
Murray Griffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 30, 2015
2. Murray Griffin Marker
full view of Marshall Murray Griffin marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Hull's Trail 1812 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Solomon Town (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ohio State Eagles Recreation Park (approx. 5.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belle Center.
 
Additional comments.
1.
Murray Griffin was my dad. I was his first born from his marriage to Ramona Vincent. My parents divorced when I was nine years old and Mom moved to Florida, taking my sister, Chontee and myself. I didn't see my dad again until I was twenty nine, with a family of my own.

I had just gotten to know my dad when he was killed. My children never got to meet him, or to know what a loving man he was.

I came across this page while doing genealogy research. My children have seen the newspaper reports of Dad's murder. It's good to be able to show them something that tells how well respected their grandfather was.

Thank you, Rev. Ronald Irick for making this possible.
    — Submitted June 4, 2016, by Sherry Griffin Hooker of Milledgeville, GA - Georgia.

 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWar, Vietnam
 
Murray Griffin Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 30, 2015
3. Murray Griffin Memorial Park
Murray Griffin marker can be seen at a distance
Murray Griffin Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 30, 2015
4. Murray Griffin Memorial Park
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Murray Griffin Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 30, 2015
5. Murray Griffin Memorial Park
the sign at the corner of North State Street and Charles Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 7, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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