KAIA LAFAY GRANT

Springdale Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 21, 2020

Officer Grant had served with the Springdale Police Department for eight years.

Police Officer Kaia Grant was killed when she was intentionally struck by a vehicle during a pursuit at 8:30 pm.

The pursuit began in a neighboring jurisdiction when officers attempted to stop an armed, suicidal subject. The pursuit proceeded onto I-275 where Officer Grant and a police sergeant were preparing to deploy stop sticks near State Route 4. The driver intentionally swerved toward them, striking them both.

Officer Grant was flown to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The sergeant suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The subject was taken into custody.She is survived by her parents.

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