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Officer William Blea Grijalva | Oakland Police Department, California Oakland Police Department, California


William Blea Grijalva

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 15, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 395

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/15/1993

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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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.

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William B. Grijalva - End of Watch - December 15, 1993 - It is 20 years ago today that my brother, Bill, was taken from his family, friends, fellow officers, and the Oakland Community at the age of 41. He was killed in the line of duty while on a call to back up a fellow officer and attempting to keep the peace. His valor, honor, and duty as a police officer will not be forgotten, but his love of his family, his laughter, his sense of humor, and his kind and gentle heart is what I remember most. Billy, you are truly missed.

December 15, 2013


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