Top Cops: Eugene Griffith

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Eugene Griffith was a police officer with the New Smyrna Beach Police Department for 25 years.

He worked there from 1990 to 2015, his highest ranking as a master sergeant. He also served as the longtime PIO.

Among Griffith's, specialties were drug cases. His biggest case was the Medicine Shoppe robbery that led to the shooting death of a man who came in with a gun and demanded pain pills. A private security guard standing outside of the counter in plain clothes opened fire on him and shot him to death.  

Griffith, now, 50, said he has no regrets about his 25 years in law enforcement, all with the NSBPD.

"I'm thankful to have fulfilled my dream job! I had blast working for my community and hopefully, I had a positive impact on the people I came in contact with," Griffith told Headline Surfer. "I'm enjoying the second half of my life working inside the NASCAR community."

NSBPD Eugene Griffith / Headline Surfer"I'm thankful to have fulfilled my dream job! I had blast working for my community and hopefully, I had a positive impact on the people I came in contact with," Griffith told Headline Surfer. "I'm enjoying the second half of my life working inside the NASCAR community."

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.