Muscogee County Ret. Chief Deputy Jimmy Griffin dies

Muscogee County Ret. Chief Deputy Jimmy Griffin dies

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Muscogee County Retired Chief Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Griffin has passed away.

Chief Griffin, 73, served the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office for more than 40 years. Griffin passed away at the Tuskegee Veterans Hospital.

His visitation will be at Vance Funeral Home in Phenix City on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

The funeral service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Golden Acres Baptist Church located at 3405 South Railroad St. in Phenix City.

The procession will follow to Fort Mitchell to the gravesite at 2:30 p.m.

Current Muscogee County Sheriff Donna Tompkins had this to say about Griffin:

"He always maintained that very professional kind of stern demeanor, but I remember dealing with him on an issue one time where there was a family in need. He had a heart which was just as big as the stern exterior there was a soft heart inside for his fellow man I can tell you that," said Sheriff Tompkins.

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