Watch a YouTube video of Cpl. Griffis’ last radio transmission below
By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Duane Griffis, a corporal with Huron Township police, retired Friday after serving 27 years with the department.
Griffis started working with Huron police in August 1991, and was honored last year for his life saving efforts related to an April 2016 murder-suicide call.
Everette Robbins, director of public safety, dispatched Griffis’ final run before he went out of service for the last time.
Video courtesy of Lyndsey Robbins
The final dispatch was followed by officers from Huron Township police, Huron Township Fire Department, Sumpter Township police, and Metro Park police all expressing their thanks and congratulations to Griffis over the radio.
Officers from the same departments then lined the Huron Township Police Department to say their goodbyes and congratulations.
“Corporal Griffis has been a great representative of not only the Huron Township Police Department, but also the Law Enforcement profession. Even after 27 years of enforcing the laws of this township, you would be hard pressed to find a person that would have anything bad to say about him. That is a true testament to his character, ethics, and professionalism. I cannot thank him enough for all he has meant to this department and the community,” Robbins said.
“Corporal Griffis was a true ambassador for our agency. He was a proud member of the Huron Township Breakfast Club. I will always be appreciative of the way he represented our department and the uniform.”
Robbins also expressed thanks to the Griffis family.
“What can often times get lost is the effect that this profession can have on an officer’s family. We wish them all the best in this next chapter of his life.”