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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

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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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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Jan 22, 2014

It's funny, Jerry, that you've been in my thoughts all morning. I'm not sure exactly why. I've been thinking about how you used to make me laugh when we were in the office, and then how you could get so serious from one second to the next. You didn't mess around or put up with any crap and I appreciated that.

I really do miss you and think about you often. I don't even live in San Diego anymore but I carry you in my thoughts and will forever.

Margarete Hurn
SD Mayor's Office
January 22, 2014


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