CHP motorcycle officer killed in crash

46-year-old Officer Kirk Griess had pulled over a driver when a pickup truck veered onto the right shoulder, striking them

Duty Death: Kirk Griess - [Fairfield, California]

End of Service: 08/10/2018


By PoliceOne Staff

FAIRFIELD, Calif. - A California Highway Patrol officer was killed Friday during a traffic stop.

According to SF Gate, 46-year-old Officer Kirk Griess had pulled over a driver, Jaime Bueza, when a pickup truck veered onto the right shoulder, striking both the officer and Bueza.

Pictured is Officer Kirk Griess. (Photo/CHP Solano Via Facebook)
Pictured is Officer Kirk Griess. (Photo/CHP Solano Via Facebook)

Both Bueza and Griess died at a hospital. The truck driver was treated and being interviewed by investigators. It’s not clear what caused the truck driver to crash and he is not under arrest, according to the report.

Griess was a former Marine veteran and a 19-year veteran of the CHP. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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