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Officer Kirk Anthony Griess

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, August 10, 2018

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Reflections for Officer Kirk Anthony Griess

Another year has passed and we still honor you and your service. Semper Fi Marine you are missed. May GOD continue to watch over your family and I hope they will always know that you are missed and we all wearing the Blue & Gold honor you. Semper Fi Marine …

State Traffic Officer 7185 MikeSemper Fi
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

August 10, 2023

I am new to this site. I was just scrolling through trying to teach my son ( who wants to be a CHP officer ) that it’s not just chases and lights and tickets. I wanted to show him that it’s a great responsibility and privilege to be part of, and that’s its a selfless job and though most victories go unrecognized, it’s the silent ones that make it all worth it.

That being said, I stopped when I saw this smile. I remember this face.. I was stationed at Travis and had been pulled over 2 times by Officer Kirk. I have to say I’ve never met an officer that gave me the impression that he genuinely cared about people’s safety as much as this guy. (after he gave me a ration of s*** for it being number 2 and a couple of cracks about the AF) lol. Didn’t get me out of a ticket but I slowed the hell down that day and everyday since.

Hats off to you Officer Griess. Thank you for embodying the idea of integrity, community and inclusion while under color of duty. May you rest in peace and never be forgotten for the all the victories, big and small.


Mary G
Air Force

June 10, 2023

Kirk, it's been 3 years today since we tragically lost you. Rest in Peace and Semper Fi!! We all miss you so much!! You will never be forgotten brother!!

Officer Craig Kuehl - 16449
California Highway Patrol- Solano Area

August 10, 2021

To Keri, May God bless you and watch over you and your family forever. Such a tragic day and I hope you will always know you and your family will always be in our thoughts Semper Fi and God bless our beloved Corps and Blue & Gold.

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

August 10, 2021

Remembering the service of CHP Officer Kirk Griess. On this day in 2018, Ofc. Griess was likely on patrol continuing his heroic service to our nation and California, not realizing an inattentive motorist would change so many lives forever the very next day. Officer Griess is a true American hero and his service in not forgotten from California to The Sunshine State of Florida. Semper Fidelis.

Gary Howze, Director
Florida Office of the Attorney General

August 9, 2021

Rest easy brother one watch ends and your next begins. Thinking of you this weekend taken too soon.
Semper Fi

CPL P.M. Laisch
MCSFCo Concord

CPL P.M. Laisch
MCSFCo Concord

May 30, 2021

Thank you for your service

Nick mottola

August 10, 2020

Rest in peace 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)

August 10, 2020

Semper Fi Motorman and United States Marine. You are in our hearts and minds and may God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten and we are honored to have you in our beloved Blue and Good. May your family always know that you served your country with our beloved Corps and then continued your service with patrolling our highways and byways protecting and serving the citizens of California.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, South LA. US Marine

August 10, 2020

Hollywood...Thinking of you. I have a lot of great memories from our days in Oakland.

You will always be a part of those stories. You are missed and will always be remembered.

(RET) Officer Mark Locey
California Highway Patrol

August 7, 2020

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

We came upon the accident that killed Officer Griess not long after it had happened. I was pretty sure while we waited to get passed the accident, that it was an officer down. There were all these law Enforcement vehicles going passed us to the scene. When we were able to drive by the accident, my worst fear was realized. It brought back my memories of the loss of my husband May 23, 1976. My heart went out to the Griess family. Life would never be the same for them. But know you will never be forgotten by the CHP and I will always think of you when I go by where it happened. The CHP is family and never forgets a fallen officer.

Sharon Hughes Ketelsen
Surviving Spouse of a fallen CHP Officer

July 16, 2019

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

Just met some of his co workers during Police Week. Their love and admiration was obvious.
Andrea and Tom Hardeman
San Antonio Police Dept
May 13,2019

Sgt Andrea Hardeman
San Antonio Police Dept

May 13, 2019

1 mile of my run was in remembrance and memorial of you sir. Rest easy brother.

Lance Corporal Thomas Graham
South Carolina Highway Patrol

April 19, 2019

Hey Brother, I miss you every day. I know you are watching over many of us still here. I still can’t believe your gone. Still waiting for a text or snap chat. You knew how to live life to the fullest and shared with me the ability to do that to create the memories we made. Keep watching over me and the rest down here. We will take care of the family forever. Until we meet again....

Officer Bronson Painter
Glen Carbon

March 13, 2019

Kirk was an awesome man. I will always miss u and I will take care of your family from now on. Rest easy brother.

Best Friend

January 16, 2019

I never knew you, but I still lost a member of my family. Semper Fidelis devil, rest easy.

Lance Corporal Victor Battle
5811 USMC

December 19, 2018

Rest easy my Brother, your life of service above self, and your ultimate sacrifice shall forever be remembered inside the Blue hearts with our utmost respect, honor and love. May the Lord guide your loved ones with his protecting hand through their dark days and the ones of sunshine too, knowing that your life saved countless numbers of the innocent and weak lives each tour of duty. Matthew 5:9 “Blessed be the Peacemakers for they shall be called the Son’s of God.” Amen. —HEROES LIVE FOREVER—

Lieutenant W. P. (Bubba) Thomas

October 27, 2018

God Bless this fine young man. You were taken from us too soon. I pray for your family and friends .

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

October 11, 2018

Rest In Peace sir. Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

Explorer Caleb Crow
California Highway Patrol

October 3, 2018

Kirk, I worked with you for a year on the same shift. I've worked in numerous offices throughout the state of California. I've never worked closer with the heartbeat of any office like you. I got to meet your wife in passing at the office and your daughter while having morning coffee. Kirk, I won't ever forget you brother...I miss you to this day and every day thereafter...can't wait to see you again brother

John Doull, Officer
California Highway Patrol- Solano Area

September 30, 2018

Kirk, you will never ever be forgotten. We are so proud of the man you are and what you inspired to do for everyone. You are a once in a lifetime brother and there will never be another like you. I am so blessed to have had you as a big brother. Semper Fi big brother and until we meet again.

Kristin Moskowitz
Your Little Sister

September 24, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the Griess Family . May Officer Griess Rest In Peace.

Recruit Firman, Kimberly

September 19, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the Griess Family . May Officer Griess Rest In Peace.

Recruit Firman, Kimberly

September 18, 2018

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