Police Officer Joseph John Grill

Police Officer Joseph John Grill

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, March 6, 1991

Joseph John Grill

Officer Joseph Grill and Officer Thomas L. Herron were killed in an on duty auto accident while in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Their patrol car collided with another police vehicle.

Officer Grill had served with the agency 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

Most Recent Reflection

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Officer Grill, my wife and I have never forgotten the evening that you and your Partner Tom Herron escorted us to Children's Hospital when our son Matthew had a severe arterial bleed from an accident on his bicycle.
Who would have ever thought that many years later Matt and your own son Jim would become partners and good friends on that same Pittsburgh Police Force that you had served so nobly!
Thank You again Mr Grill, we will never forget you!

Jack Marks Captain, Eng. Co. 21
Pittsburgh Fire Dept.

May 26, 2017

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