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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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Todd and I went to the POA Christmas Party last night. You'd be so proud to see all of the gifts that came in for the Jerry Griffin Toy Drive. It's amazing to see your legacy live on -- we're so proud that your name is associated with such a wonderful event. They have a picture of you in front of the toy room that I still can't look at without feeling a huge hole in my heart. You are missed so deeply...
You continue to be in my thoughts with every story told about you (ones that are sister-appropriate!), every motorcycle ride that traces the routes you loved and every beautiful San Diego day that reminds me why you picked this city to be your home.
Rest in peace brother, knowing that we all still remember and love you so much. xoxoxo

December 7, 2014


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