Officer Kirk A. Griess

Officer Kirk A. Griess

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, August 10, 2018

Kirk A. Griess

Officer Kirk Griess was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on I-80, near Manuel Campos Parkway, in Solano.

Another vehicle entered the area and struck both Officer Griess and the vehicle he had stopped. Officer Griess and the driver of the stopped car were both killed.

The driver of the car that struck them was on the cell phone at the time of the incident and was charged with felony gross vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving causing fatal injuries.

Officer Griess was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the California Highway Patrol for 19 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 15810
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Rest easy my Brother, your life of service above self, and your ultimate sacrifice shall forever be remembered inside the Blue hearts with our utmost respect, honor and love. May the Lord guide your loved ones with his protecting hand through their dark days and the ones of sunshine too, knowing that your life saved countless numbers of the innocent and weak lives each tour of duty. Matthew 5:9 “Blessed be the Peacemakers for they shall be called the Son’s of God.” Amen. —HEROES LIVE FOREVER—

Lieutenant W. P. (Bubba) Thomas

October 27, 2018

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