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HERMANN, Mo. – A procession, public visitation and funeral services were held Sunday in memory of Hermann officer Mason Griffith, who was fatally shot in the line of duty last weekend. A public visitation and funeral was held for Griffith Sunday at Owensville High School.

Order of Service

  • Greeting – Pastor Keith Morrison
  • Eulogy – Pastor Keith Morrison
  • Song & Video – Officer Down, John Hall
  • Chief Marlon Walker
  • Mayor Shannon Grus
  • Sheriff Scott Eilers
  • Deputy Jonathan Stack
  • Sgt. Kent Kreftmeyer
  • Tribute to First Responders
  • Song-Same God, Zion Church Band
  • Pastor Keith Morrison
  • Song – Psalm 23, Zion Church Band
  • Song – Amazing Grace
  • Closing Prayer – Pastor Keith Morrison

A procession to a local cemetery is planned. Police offered the following directions on the procession:

The group will leave from Owensville High School Gymnasium. The procession will continue down Hwy 19 S to Hwy 28 E to Hwy 50 E to Reserve St. After those turns, the procession will end at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Rosebud, Missouri.

Investigators say Griffith and New Haven police officer Adam Sullentrup were at Casey’s gas station last Sunday in Hermann when they tried to take Kenneth Simpson into custody on outstanding warrants. Both officers were shot and Griffith died, leaving behind his wife and two children.