From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Griffin, James C.

(born: 1933  -  died: 1994) 

From Paris, KY, Griffin was the first African American policeman in Frankfort, KY. He had trained at a police school in Lexington, KY. The son of Laurene Rankin, he was a graduate of Kentucky State College [now Kentucky State University] and a Navy veteran. For more see The State Journal (Frankfort, KY), 04/20/61; and "Obituaries," The Kentucky Post, 07/23/1994, News section, p. 8A.


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NKAA Source: State journal (Frankfort, KY) (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Kentucky post (newspaper)

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