Detective Sergeant Mason Griffith

Photo of Detective Sergeant Mason Griffith
End of Watch: Sun, Mar 12th, 2023
Date of Incident: Sun, Mar 12th, 2023
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 12 years
Age: 34


His wife, two sons, and his parents


Detective Sergeant Mason Griffith was shot and killed at Casey's Convenience Store at 115 Highway 19 in Hermann around 9:30 p.m.

Sergeant Griffith and another officer had responded to a disturbance at the convenience store. When they arrived, a shootout occurred and both officers were shot. Sergeant Griffith succumbed to his injuries at an area hospital. The second officer suffered critical life-changing injuries.

The suspect had a long criminal history and multiple outstanding felony warrants. He barricaded himself in a home near the shooting and was taken into custody the next afternoon.

Sergeant Mason also served as the part-time Chief of Police of the Rosebud Police Department and Reserve Deputy Sheriff of the Gasconade County Sheriff's Office.


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1902 Jefferson Street
Hermann, Missouri 65041
(573) 486-2211


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