Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # 3905
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 4/15/2003
Officer Gerald Griffin succumbed to injuries sustained ten days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a radar speed check on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach.
Officer Griffin had observed a speeding car and waved to the driver to pull over. The driver did not slow down and struck Officer Griffin. Officer Griffin was removed from the scene to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where he died ten days later from his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle that struck him was sentenced to one day of community service for each day of Officer Griffin's life.
Officer Griffin had served with the San Diego Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the Traffic Division. He is survived by his 15-year-old daughter, parents, and two sisters.