Trooper Tyler James Edenhofer
Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona
End of watch: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Tour: 3 months
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: In custody
Officer Kirk Griess was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on I-80, near Manuel Campos Parkway, in Solano.
Another vehicle entered the area and struck both Officer Griess and the vehicle he had stopped. Officer Griess and the driver of the stopped car were both killed.
The driver of the car that struck them was on the cell phone at the time of the incident and was charged with felony gross vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving causing fatal injuries.
Officer Griess was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the California Highway Patrol for 19 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.