Police Officer Kaia LaFay Grant

Police Officer Kaia LaFay Grant

Springdale Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 21, 2020

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Kaia LaFay Grant

Police Officer Kaia Grant was killed when she was intentionally struck by a vehicle during a pursuit at 8:30 pm.

The pursuit began in a neighboring jurisdiction when officers attempted to stop an armed, suicidal subject. The pursuit proceeded onto I-275 where Officer Grant and a police sergeant were preparing to deploy stop sticks near State Route 4. The driver intentionally swerved toward them, striking them both.

Officer Grant was flown to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The sergeant suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The subject was taken into custody.

Officer Grant had served with the Springdale Police Department for eight years. She is survived by her parents.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 2023

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender In custody

stop sticks, suicidal subject, vehicle pursuit

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Please accept my heartfelt condolences on behalf of the St. Ann Police Department. My thoughts and prayers are for you, your department and your community, as well as Officer Grant's friends and family.
And although the information indicates that the other officer's injuries were not life-threatening, my heart breaks for him as well.
May God bring comfort to each of you at this time.
Sincerly,
Mary Kay Nolen

Mary Kay Nolen, Asssistant to the Chief of Police
St. Ann Police Department, St. Ann, MO

April 6, 2020

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