Officer Kirk Anthony Griess

Officer Kirk Anthony Griess

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, August 10, 2018

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Kirk Anthony 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.

In August 2019, I-505 was renamed CHP Officer Kirk Griess Memorial Highway, between Vaca Valley Pkwy and I-80.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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I bleed blue blood, I don't know you, but I like the CHP. I send my hearts to you and your family. RIP Officer 15810. The CHP is my favorite agency and when I get info of there is a state trooper,officer, deputy in the State of California, or CHP officer down, I can't believe the news. Rest easy my brother in blue.

William Jin
Future SWAT Member or K-9 handler

April 10, 2020

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