LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement on the death of Drew County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Braden who died in a fatal crash pursuing a suspect earlier today:
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Braden during this terribly difficult time. This tragedy is a sobering reminder of the risks our law enforcement officers face each and every day as they strive to make our communities safer. My heart also goes out to the Drew County Sheriff's Department as they grieve the loss of one of their own."
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 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.