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Police Officer Gerald Kieffer Griffin, Jr. | San Diego Police Department, California San Diego Police Department, California

Police Officer

Gerald Kieffer Griffin, Jr.

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, April 25, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 3905

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 4/15/2003

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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.

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Dear Jerry....Why I am writing your page today I am not sure I guess it is because I visited my own son's page today and it made me think of you and that you must have a page also. I think of your mom,dad, Ashley,Pam and your family every day as I do of you also. I guess I just feel her love for you every day as I do being a mother of an Officer Down.I have never forgotten you from the day I first heard you had left us.Being a part of the San Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation has made every officer a part of my prayers each day over the years in life and also in their death. But some how you were so "Special" for some reason and Ashley and your family "touched me so deepy" that day I just felt their sadness like my own. I have kept in touch with your mom and dad for years but over time with Ashleys busy life I have lost touch with her. I want you to know there is never a day in my life that you are not all in my thoughts and in my prayers. I am just so sorry it has taken me so long to put it into words on your page. But just to let you know it is hard for me to put into words what I feel even on my own sons page. May God Bless You and your Family And His Angels Keep All Of Them Safe Beneith Their Wings.I will visit you again but remember you have always lived on in my thoughts and prayers as all of my officers do. .....Mary Griffith. '

Mary Griffith Mother of Deputy Larry D G
San Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation
March 18, 2015

 

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