Officer Michael Lloyd Rainford

Officer Michael Lloyd Rainford

Garden Grove Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, November 7, 1980

Michael Lloyd Rainford

Officer Michael Rainford was struck and killed by a drunk driver on the Garden Grove Freeway.

He had just made a traffic stop and was exiting his cruiser when the drunk driver crashed into the back of his cruiser, fatally injuring him.

The suspect was apprehended and charged with drunk driving, hit-and-run, and manslaughter.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

Most Recent Reflection

View all 9 Reflections

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 37th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 7, 2017

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.