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Griffin Commemorates National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

January 09, 2017

Griffin says law enforcement officers 'deserve our gratitude and respect every day'

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement commemorating National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: 

"Although we set aside today to thank and recognize our law enforcement officers, these courageous men and women deserve our gratitude and respect every day. Words cannot fully express my appreciation for the men and women who risk their lives daily to keep our families and communities safe. The sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers and their families, especially the families of the officers we've lost, must never be forgotten."

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 20 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin is currently pursuing a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.

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