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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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I love you more than words can ever express. I’m so sorry you were taken way to soon from us. You were the love of my life for 27 years. It was love at first sight. From my prom to the Marine corps ball to CHP Christmas parties you always stood by my side. I will always honor you, your name and do what I need to and care for our 3 beautiful children you gave me. You will always be my Forever. I will love you until I take my very last breath. ♥️

Keri Griess
Your Wife ♥️

May 23, 2019

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