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Commissioner Warren Stanley
California Highway Patrol
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Sacramento, CA 94298
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Officer Kirk A. Griess was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop. Officer Griess was conducting a traffic enforcement stop and was pulled over to the right shoulder when a pickup truck veered over and hit Officer Griess and the driver of the stopped vehicle. Both Officer Griess and the driver of the stopped vehicle were killed. Officer Griess is the 30th law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related accident this year and the fourth officer fatality from the state of California in 2018.