Officer Michael Lloyd Rainford

Officer Michael Lloyd Rainford

Garden Grove Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, November 7, 1980

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Michael Lloyd Rainford

Officer Michael Rainford was struck and killed by a drunk driver on the Garden Grove Freeway.

He had just made a traffic stop and was exiting his cruiser when the drunk driver crashed into the back of his cruiser, fatally injuring him.

The suspect was apprehended and charged with drunk driving, hit-and-run, and manslaughter.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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Officer Rainford, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 14, 2019

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