Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joseph John Grill

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, March 6, 1991

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Reflections for Police Officer Joseph John Grill

Officer Grill,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 6, 2021

I am honored to have known this amazing man and police officer, my Pap Pap. I was lucky enough to have gotten to know you for 10 years of my life. On this 30th anniversary of your EOW you are missed by many and always will be. Love you, Kristen


March 6, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 6, 2021

Rest easy and know your time on Earth was well served. You made a difference and your legacy lives on. To this day your blood line continues to serve the public and make a difference.

Officer Richard Painter
Allegheny County Police

March 6, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Grill.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 31, 2019

A HERO, ALWAYS Remembered and NEVER Forgotten.

Kim Weigand

March 7, 2018

Dad, I will never get over missing you, you were Always my Hero.

Love Always and Forever


Theresa Grill

March 6, 2018

Officer Grill, my wife and I have never forgotten the evening that you and your Partner Tom Herron escorted us to Children's Hospital when our son Matthew had a severe arterial bleed from an accident on his bicycle.
Who would have ever thought that many years later Matt and your own son Jim would become partners and good friends on that same Pittsburgh Police Force that you had served so nobly!
Thank You again Mr Grill, we will never forget you!

Jack Marks Captain, Eng. Co. 21
Pittsburgh Fire Dept.

May 26, 2017

Always remembered, never forgotten.

Matt Marks

March 6, 2017

Its hard to believe it's been 25 years and on that day a part of me broke. I remember like it was today I never thought that my strong, invisible dad would ever leave me. I will always remember watching our favorite shows, eating chips and laughing with you. I know I am like you in so many ways, thank you for not giving up on any of us and making sure we stayed on the right path. It's because of you I am the person I am today. Love you forever,
Love Carol

Carol Cooper

March 6, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 12, 2015

Not a day passes without you being in my heart.

Officer James Grill
Allegheny County Police

April 24, 2015

RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 12, 2015

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

March 6, 2015

Today marks the 24th anniversary of the tragic deaths of you and your partner, Officer Grill. Last Sunday marked the 24th anniversary of two men I knew and respected who died in the same manner, although in their case it was a tree with which they collided.

The loss felt by all who knew them was like a punch in the gut, a phrase all too often used, but true. In reading the posts by your family, I empathize with their pain. Though the loss of a friend is never the same as the loss of a father or grandfather, it's still painful and it's safe to say, you were a good man and a great Dad.

Thank you for your service, God Bless and may you continue to forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 6, 2015

Hey daddy,
Thinking about you a lot lately. It's been 23 years, coming up on 24. I hope you, mom and Bootsie are enjoying your time together


December 5, 2014

Hi Pap, it's been a while since I've posted. I've been visiting you a lot lately, at the memorial and the cemetery... I hope you notice. I saw the new headstone just the other night and I was overwhelmed. It's beautiful. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss you, and Gammy, and I hope you and her are having a hell of a time up there, waiting on the rest of us. I love you Pap...


January 31, 2014

I miss you and think of you daily. Love Jimmy

Police Officer
Allegheny County Police Department

December 11, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solacer for all those who love nad remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your famiy and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 6, 2012

Hey Pap

Just thinking of you today. I miss you lots.

Ashley Marano

October 18, 2011

Just stopping in to say Hi Pap. I was reading about the Poplawski trial, and I wanted to give you an update on the family. I moved home! But you already knew that. :-) And I am finally back to being part of the family again! Being so many miles away was hard. I was so tired of only visiting for a few days, it was just time to come home.

Ricky is getting HUGE. I'm thinking we might stop by and see you this weekend before we go to the fair. Pap, you would be so proud of my little man. He's such a good boy, and so loving. He even knows who you are in pictures. It makes me so proud!

I have to go now, I'm writing from work. But I love you bunches. Keep us safe Pap, I know you always do.

LOVE YOU!!!!!!

Ashley Marano
Grand Daughter

August 23, 2011

Mr.Grill, you are remembered today and everyday. I thank you brother for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, the pain of the loss will never be forgotten. God Bless you and your family.

Detective M. Marks
Pittsburgh Police Department

February 3, 2010

Just thinking of you today.

Matt Marks

March 7, 2008



March 5, 2008

I miss you everyday that you are not here and there isn't a day that you are not in my thoughts. You would be so proud of the accomplishments we have all made, thanks to the love, guidance and faith you have shown us and because of that we will raise our children with the same strengths that you've instilled in us. I love you

Daughter, Carol Cooper

January 31, 2008

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