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Officer Michael Lloyd Rainford | Garden Grove Police Department, California Garden Grove Police Department, California

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Michael Lloyd Rainford

Garden Grove Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, November 7, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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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.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

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November 7, 2009

 

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