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Hermann Police Department Detective Sergeant Mason Griffith, 34, succumbed to his injuries following a shooting on Sunday, March 12, 2023. Griffith had been with the Hermann Police Department since September, 2017. Griffith was dedicated and proudly served as a public servant. In addition to his service with the Hermann Police Department, he served as Chief of Police for the Rosebud Police Department. He also worked for the Gasconade County Sherriff’s Department and, previously, the Gerald Police Department. He was a resident of Rosebud in Gasconade County and a 2007 graduate of Sullivan High School. Visitation for Hermann Sergeant Detective Mason Griffith will be held Sunday, March 19, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, with funeral services at 2:00 pm at the Owensville High School. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Rosebud.
In the same shooting, Hermann Police Officer Adam Sullentrup, 31, sustained injuries and is in the hospital. He is under the best of care, and we continue to pray for a full recovery. Sullentrup has been with the Hermann Police Department since December. Prior to coming to Hermann, he was an officer with the New Haven, MO Police Department, where he served for five years. He has become an integral member of the HPD and the Hermann community.
Griffith/Sullentrup Memorial and Recovery Fund
A Memorial and Recovery Fund has been set up with People’s Savings Bank. Please scan the QR code below for more information.
Checks can be made payable to: Griffith/Sullentrup Memorial and Recovery Fund.
Mail to People’s Savings Bank, PO Box 528, Hermann, MO 65041, or, drop off at any of the eleven People’s Savings Bank locations.
Welcome to Missouri’s Most Beautiful Town
Voted a Best of the Midwest destination by AAA members
Tucked away in the Missouri River Valley, about an hour west of St. Louis, Hermann is a picture book village where clock towers and steeples rise above tidy brick cottages. When church bells toll, the imagination drifts easily from the banks of the Muddy Missouri to the Rhine.
Today tourism is Hermann’s most visible industry. The town’s natural beauty and Old-World charm attract visitors in search of the quiet pleasures of an earlier era. Numerous wineries in and around Hermann offer tasting and tours, and much of downtown is a historic district where restaurants, shops, galleries and museums have given 19th-century buildings a new lease on life.