Rushville Republican

April 22, 2013

Griffith to leave RPD for Shelby County deputy position

Frank Denzler
Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Four-year veteran of the Rushville Police Department Jay Griffith recently submitted his resignation to chief of police Craig Tucker.

Griffith has accepted a position as a merit deputy with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

Originally from Fort Wayne, Griffith spent many of his formative years residing in Morristown, a rural community that also was the starting point for his law enforcement career.

In 2006, Griffith served as a reserve officer with the Morristown PD prior to accepting a position with the Indiana State Police Capital Section. At that time, he worked security at the Indiana State Capital building in Indianapolis.

In 2008, Griffith graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) and in October 2008 he began serving Rushville residents as a patrolman and training instructor for the RPD.

“I have had the pleasure to work with a great bunch of guys while here in Rushville. I have also enjoyed serving the people of Rushville for the past four years,” Griffith said.

He continued by saying there is a lot more to being a law enforcement officer than writing citations, and although that is a part of the job, he made a lot of good friends while serving here.

During 2011, Griffith was recognized with a Department Commendation when alone while on patrol the morning of March 7 he made a felony stop on SR 3 South resulting in the arrest of two individuals. The pair arrested that morning were driving a stolen vehicle, had illegal drugs in the vehicle as well as precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Griffith and his wife Tara (Laird) currently reside in Shelbyville and he said he is looking forward to the next chapter of his law enforcement career.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106