Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

I’m so sorry for your loss and sacrifice I pray this hero rests peacefully.

Recruit Eliseo brito

September 14, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9
Thank you for your service sir. My condolences go out to your family. They now have a guardian angel.

LASD Deputy Sherriff Trainee

September 13, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over seven years. I pray that Kirk's life and death will bring glory to God.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 4, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

August 27, 2018

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great. Your family is in our prayers.

Thank you for your service to our country and your community.

God Bless you

Inv. Q. Warren

August 21, 2018

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Javier Cornejo, Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee WI

August 21, 2018

I pray that everyone will find comfort in Revelation 21:4, where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we can see all of our loved ones again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 21, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Kirk was killed.

To the Griess family, fellow officers, and all who call Kirk beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you. I was honored to attend his services and pay my respects to the officer affectionately known as "Hollywood."

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Griess gave to his community and the citizens of California and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 4, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 20, 2018

My thanks to Officer Griess for his service and his sacrifice. My prayers for the family and for the CHP family.

Thomas Williams

August 20, 2018

Officer Griess, you will be greatly missed. Thank you for your service as God’s foot solider. My prayers are with your family and the other CHP Family. Rest In Peace my friend and thank you again for your honorable service

Law Enforcement Chaplain Derrick Hall
CHP, SacPD and Probation Dept

August 20, 2018

Ofc. Griess family and friends,
Thank you for your selfless service to our country and community. May you always be blessed, and know that Kirk will always be near- you will know. - Semper Fi

Sgt. Patty Brown, USMC

August 17, 2018

Rest in peace my brother

Retired Police Officer I. Howard Friedm
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation

August 17, 2018

R.I.P. Officer Griess. We thank you for your dedication and service. Prayers to all the family.


August 17, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

August 17, 2018

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in blue.

(Ret.) Tpr. Dean Aires
PA State Police

August 16, 2018

May God comfort the immediate family and fellow officers in difficult time. Thoughts and prayers for all affected by this tragedy.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff Eddie Alve
Osceola County Sheriff Office, Florida.

August 15, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace

President Pam Franco
Tri County Blue Line Alliance

August 15, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Griess. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

August 15, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

August 15, 2018

Dear Griess Family, what a great honor to share my song with you all on Friday. Thank you for your service to your country and your sacrifice these many years. It was not in vain. Semper Fidelis Officer Griess!!

Singer, songwriter Larry Cappetto
Grand Junction, Colorado

August 15, 2018

Our condolences go out to the family, friends and coworkers. Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE.

Investigator Esrael Silva
Deaf Smith County District Attorney Office, Hereford, Texas

August 15, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 15, 2018

Rest in peace CHP Griess my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.


August 15, 2018

SEMPER FI MARINE, REST-IN-PEACE to the driver killed.

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

August 15, 2018


Citizen (Suppoter Of Law Enforcement) Wi

August 15, 2018

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