Police Officer Joseph John Grill

Police Officer Joseph John Grill

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, March 6, 1991

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Joseph John Grill

Officer Joseph Grill and Officer Thomas L. Herron were killed in an auto accident while in pursuit of a stolen vehicle at 26th Street and Sarah Street. Their patrol car collided with another police vehicle.

Officer Grill had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 25 years and is survived by his wife, three daughters and three sons.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 25 years, 9 months
  • Badge 1375

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

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Rest easy and know your time on Earth was well served. You made a difference and your legacy lives on. To this day your blood line continues to serve the public and make a difference.

Officer Richard Painter
Allegheny County Police

March 6, 2020

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