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Obituary – Hugh Griffin




Hugh Griffin & A Self Made Man

Hugh A. Griffin, age 91, retired University of Tennessee Police Chief, died July 9, 2014. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Griffin joined the UT Police Department as a detective and was soon promoted to Chief of Police. He retired this position in 1988.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Emogene (Gene) Bolling Griffin.

Mr. Griffin’s major recreational interest was the Tennessee Walking Horse. For many years he trained and exhibited them. One of his best horses was Self Made Man.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Highland West Memorial Funeral Home in Knoxville, Tenn.

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