Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # 395
Incident Date: 12/15/1993
Suspect: Shot and killed
Officer William Grijalva was shot and killed after responding to a call for assistance by animal control officers trying to take a vicious pit bull into custody. The owner was resisting their efforts.
When Officer Grijalva arrived on the scene, he and several other officers tried to take the dog owner into custody but he broke away from them, ran into his house, and fired a shotgun at them. Officer Grijalva was wounded in the chest and leg, despite wearing body armor, and died in surgery that afternoon. The suspect was shot and killed by other officers at the scene.
Officer Grijalva had served with the agency for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, brother and sister.