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.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 2023

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender In custody

spike strips, suicidal subject, vehicle pursuit

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Kaia was a smart and sweet young lady. Very easy to work with, she did her job with quiet dignity and efficiency. She will be missed, and remembered, by all who were privileged to work with her.

PO David Ogden
Springdale PD

July 16, 2022

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