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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Officer Grill,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 6, 2021

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