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Lassen County Times Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11A Former Lassen County Sheriff Ron Jarrell remembers the day deputy Larry Griffith was slain during a ceremony held at his granite memorial in front of the historic Lassen County Courthouse, Monday, March 2. He called it the worst day in his professional career. Photos by Sam Williams Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon placed this wreath on deputy Larry Griffith's memorial during the ceremony remembering his death in the line of duty 20 years ago. ellis, SWEAT I00RS DO Dice Apri ;howroom et )on, Hall B-Que d.-Sun. ).m. 48-1177 gel If you've got a photograph you think illustrates life in Lassen County, we'd like to consider publishing it in our Visitor's Guide. We will gladly give you a photo credit.,Email you photograph to We want to publish your Lassen County photographs If you have a great photograph depicting life in Lassen County, we'd like to conside including it in our 2015 Visitor's Guide to be distributed all across the region beginning this May. We're not 0nly interested in scenics and landscapes, but also in images of local events and people as well. We can give you a photo credit. If you'd like to submit a photograph via email, you may send it to Cindie Tamietti at, or call 257-5321 for more information. GRIFFITH, from page 1A Numbers don't have faces. Today, we're here to pay tribute to a face, one that's etched in our memory forever. While it's emotionally painful even after 20 years to recall and relive the events of that day, it is imperative we keep Larry's legacy alive. It is our responsibility. It is our obligation to occasionally recite the circumstances of his death, to recognize the sacrifice he and his family -- filled with grief -- paid while he was doing his part to maintain an orderly society ,.. "Today we honor Larry, as well as all of those who stood for justice and have fallen'in its name. Even though he is no longer with us in body, his spirit is a part of each of us who proudly served with him. Chaplin Bruce will remind us that the Bible says, no greater love has a man than to lay down his life for a friend, Or in this case, a community. "Larry was a hero behind the badge. A hero remembered is a hero (who) never died. Larry, we will always remember you. We still love you." Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon thanked those who attended the ceremony. "We're here to honor the service and sacrifice of deputy Larry Griffith," Growdon said. "Larry was a son, a husband and a father, and his family was always his top priority. Larry was also a soldier and a deputy sheriff ... "On March 2, 1995, he gave his life in the service of this county and its citizens. That's why we are here today -- to remember his service to our community despite the risk he knew he might encounter each day when he put on that uniform and went on dutY." The Lassen County Sheriff's Color Guard presented the colors and lowered the flag in front of the courthouse to half-staff, Taps was played and Growdon placed a wreath on the granite monument and attached a yellow ribbon with Griffith's name on the color guard's banner. The ceremony concluded with a prayer. Resource Center offers " food pantry The Fort Sage Family Resource Center, located at 170 DS Hall St. in Herlong, provides a food pantry for residents from 9 a.m. to 4 , p.m. the first and third I Friday of every month. For more information, call . 827-3007. Watch for your name .... - Congratulations! Albert Lopez of Susanville You have won 2 FREE passes to Sierra Theatre or Uptown Cinema. You have 7 days from this publica- tion to stop by the Lassen County Times at 100 Grand Avenue and pick them up. Winners are picked at random from the Times mailing list. |