Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gerald Kieffer Griffin, Jr.

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, April 25, 2003

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Reflections for Police Officer Gerald Kieffer Griffin, Jr.

Hey Jerry,

I think of you every day. I see your picture in the locker room and I always say "hi Jerry" as I pass by. I think of you when I'm cleaning my bike, or sitting at the beach. I think of you when I wear your leather jacket you gave me when I graduated the CSO academy; it's the best jacket ever because it was yours before you got too buff!
I love you my brother, and miss you always.


Deanna Dotta
San Diego Police

February 19, 2004

Thank you Officer Griffin for keeping us safe from bad. God bless you.

Renny Kassel
California Citizen

January 26, 2004

Hey Jer…. Merry Christmas 2003
Know that on every holiday, every birthday… every day..
You are thought of and your presence here is missed.
It still seems too hard to believe that you are not around the corner….enjoying the day, splashing in the puddles or riding along the beach.
I pray you are keeping tabs on all of us and that you are safe.
I miss you deeply.
Always- Me
Rebl Sol


December 25, 2003

Happy Birthday Jerry-
You are so loved and missed, not a day goes by that you are not thought of -if only we could have you back!You were such
a caring, funny, honorable man.Thank you for doing a job that
ultimately you gave your life for, so that we would have a safer place to live.The sun will never shine as bright without you here. You are forever in our hearts.

October 28, 2003

It still seems so unreal that you're not here anymore. Every day since you've gone, I see Police Officers every where
I go and it makes me think of you and cry. There is so much
I wish I could have told you. I think back over the years we knew each other and the memories we shared and I can't
believe I'll never see you again. Thank you for everything you
did for me, for the times we spent together-I will never forget.
Though part of my heart will always be scared, I dream you
have found a place of perfect roads, perfect days, complete
happiness and peace.
You will live forever in my memories.

It so hard to believe you are gone. It seems like you should still be showing up to line-up and making some smart remark. We miss you. Rest in peace my fellow motor officer/brother. May God keep his eye on you in heaven, as he watches over Ashley on earth.

Motor Officer Don Cone
San Diego Police Department

Gerry, you were one of my best friends when we worked together in traffic (1991-1992) You always made me laugh and we had alot of fun together! I was heartbroken when I first heard the news, I'm only glad I was told by a mutual friend of ours.

I went to the National Police Memorial this year for the second time in D.C. It was very emotional for me. God bless you brother and God Bless your daughter and the rest of the San Diego Police Dept!

Sgt. Mike Genack
Kennewick Police, Wa


One heart of gold stopped beating
Two shinning eyes at rest
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best

God knows you had to leave us
But you did not go alone
For part of us went with you
The day he took you home

To some they may forget
To others part of the past
But to those of us who knew you
Your memory will forever last


Jerry you became a part of me in 1987 when we first became partners in East San Diego. You became a part of my entire family when we became partners once again on our motors in 2001.

You have been gone for two months now. My wife Mone' thinks of you daily as do I. We miss having you over for dinner, for DQ and your daughter Ashley hanging out with our Christa.

We all miss you very much and will always feel a part of our family will be missing. Rest now and don't worry about Ashley we are all looking out for her and will ensure she is taken care of and she will know how proud of her you were. Mone' our family and I will never for get you.

Motor Officer Bryan Young & Family
San Diego Police

To the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Griffin, may God bless and comfort you. This hero will never be forgotten.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Dept.

You will never be forgotten, you will live on in the hearts and prayers of peace officers, survivors and grateful citizens everywhere. God bless you.

Linda Wagers
Spouse of CHP Sgt. Gary Wagers, EOW 3/15/01

I worry that I will forget memories of you and times shared.
What is a life. Where does it go....
You lived every day, touching so many lives, meeting so many needs, filling so many hearts.
I hope you are fulfilled and pleased.
And I hope your search is over.
May your soul be at ease and refreshed.
God will watch over you & you over him....
Know we all love you and always will...I will not forget.
Rebl Sol

I was with Jerry in Washington, DC., back in 1983. We went through training together with the US Secret Service. He was a funny, helpful guy. My remaining friends sent me your notice Jerry. It's sad to know you not with us anymore. I was just thinking about you the other day. I seemed I was missing all of my old buddies like Don, Bobby and Leo. You take care, and we'll all see you again one day.

Rest in Peace Brother.

Jack Libby

Senior Officer John H. Libby
Raleigh Police Department

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officersof Officer Griffin.

While many of us in law enforcment wear different colored uniforms, we all share a common goal. We protect society from the criminal element. Rest well my friend, those of us who remain will cover your place on the thin blue line.


I thought I saw you today
You were standing in the sun and you turned away
And I knew it couldn't be, but my heart believed
It seems like something everyday
How could you be so far away
When you're still here

I had a dream last night
That you came to me on silver wings of light
I flew away with you in the painted sky
And I woke up wondering what was real
Is it what you see and touch or what you feel

You're still here
You're everywhere we've ever been
You're still here
I heard you in a stranger's laugh
And I hunger on to hear your laugh again
Just once again......


To the family, friends, and coworkers of Officer Griffin... may time eventually help to ease your pain; please know people across the country feel for you.
May Peace be with you all.

Youngstown, Ohio Citizen

I say thank you to cops, docs, military, firemen and a special prayer for Jerry. They make my life possible.

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You gave the ultimate sacrifice. You may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. We are all family in this job. In pace requiescat, Rest in peace! Keep a watch on the rest of us as we go on shift each day.

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world will cry and you will rejoice." (American Indian Prayer)

Isaiah 40:31

Officer Kimberly Moses
MTSU Campus PD, TN

Prayers and thoughts from your partners in the US Secret Service Uniformed Division.


Your dry humor will be missed as will your abilities as an officer. Seems like yesterday we were at the gym laughing about old times.It was a shock to hear the news.
God bless your daughter.Ride on in heaven.

Scott Pastor

Scott Pastor


A man is never truely gone until he is forgotten. You will never be forgotten. God speed my brother.

Police Officer Steve Bourasa
San Diego Police

Words cannot express our sadness and sorrow for this terrible loss. It is with a very heavy heart that we extend our condolences to your family and friends. We will miss your wonderful smile and your friendship dearly. You brought joy to so many people.

Rest in peace Jerry Griffin. You will be truly missed.

Bonnie Carnow

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Officer Griffin for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.


My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Gerald be the be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Griffin's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out especially to his daughter. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Gerald is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Gerald was well respected and well loved. Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please take care of my fiance Dennis.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar
Dennis McElderry's fiancee - E.O.W. (01/03/03)

Rest easy brother. You will not be forgotten

Andi-CJ student

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