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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
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Reflections for Police Officer Gerald Kieffer Griffin, Jr.

 

ONLY THE BEST

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

Anonymous

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

Jer
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.
Forver-Me
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.

Anonymous

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......

CTL

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.

Samantha
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.

Anonymous

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

Gerry,

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
citizen

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

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.

Anonymous

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

I share my deepest sympathies with the family and friends of this fallen hero, may god bless you all.

Patrolman Matthew G. Butcher
Brimfield PD , Ohio

Rest in peace, my Brother.

PO Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

Officer Griffin,You fought the good fight, your watch here is over, however, your memories will sustain those who will miss you most. To his daughter, your father joins a select group of Heros who gave their lives to save others, there is no greater act on this earth. Please know that there are many who are praying for you now and in the future, your Dad will have your back.

KY Peace Officer Isaiah 40:31

When one of us falls in the line of duty, we all feel the pain that comes with losing a brother or sister. And if there is any good that comes from a tragedy like this, it is a reminder that all police officers are heros on a daily basis.

Officer Griffin, God Bless you and watch over us.
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Officer Mike Vafeados #1009
Palomar College Police Department

Officer Mike Vafeados
Palomar College Police Department

We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Officer Gerald Griffin, especially to his 15 year-old daughter. Your Dad is a hero. Our prayers are with you.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

It is with deepest sorrow that I leave my condolences with the family, friends, and fellow-officers of Gerald Griffin. May God be with all of you to comfort and help you through this tragic time in your lives.

Watch over the rest of your brothers and sisters in blue Gerald, as you rest with God in Heaven.

Detective Todd McBride
West Jordan Police Department, UT

God bless...

Sergeant M.P. Howard
Thomasville Police Dept. N.C.

 
 

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