Officer Kirk A. Griess

Officer Kirk A. Griess

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, August 10, 2018

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Kirk A. Griess

Officer Kirk Griess was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on I-80, near Manuel Campos Parkway, in Solano.

Another vehicle entered the area and struck both Officer Griess and the vehicle he had stopped. Officer Griess and the driver of the stopped car were both killed.

The driver of the car that struck them was on the cell phone at the time of the incident and was charged with felony gross vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving causing fatal injuries.

Officer Griess was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the California Highway Patrol for 19 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 15810
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Hey Brother, I miss you every day. I know you are watching over many of us still here. I still can’t believe your gone. Still waiting for a text or snap chat. You knew how to live life to the fullest and shared with me the ability to do that to create the memories we made. Keep watching over me and the rest down here. We will take care of the family forever. Until we meet again....

Officer Bronson Painter
Glen Carbon

March 13, 2019

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