Walter Griffin Death, Obituary – The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the dead as Walter James Griffin III. He was 43 and lived in Hueytown. Bessemer police are looking into the early-morning death of a Norfolk Southern train conductor on Tuesday. The conductor was killed, according to the authorities, when a large pole or ride crashed into the front of the train. The train finally stopped at the intersection of Carolina Avenue and 32nd Street North.

Griffin’s curiosity and wide-ranging interests, in the opinion of Editor-in-Chief Mike Dowd, were a natural fit for the journal. Few journalists, according to Walter, have the kind of versatility he demonstrated throughout his career. He wrote about topics from A to Z in a clear, incisive manner and regularly captured imagery that really made the reader want to stay. Richard Warren, publisher of the Bangor Daily News, “For so long, Walter was a vital member of our team of reporters.

In his career, he showed great dedication, tenacity, and professionalism. Us all are saddened by his passing. The Belfast resident, who quit working for the paper at the start of 2010, went on trips, visited relatives, and helped out on a friend’s lobster boat. Grima added that Griffin played in several bands, read voraciously, went on annual canoe trips in the woods with his friends, and seemed to know “just about everything.” He was our Google before Google even existed, said Grima.

When someone needed a fact or date to back up their claim, we used to say, “I bet Walter will know.” He was knowledgeable about a wide range of topics and people. One among those who recalled Griffin covering the Belfast City Council for many years was Walter Ash, the mayor of Belfast. He treated me extremely fairly, Ash said. ” I ran out of things to ask. He grew close to Walter. He was a decent man, and I’m sorry to learn about his passing.