Jerry's life, he spent many of his on and off-duty hours
volunteering his time with two children's groups. Jerry
would visit the San Diego Children's Hospital Cancer Care
Center. Jerry, along with his motor partner, would attend
the ̉Race for Champions,Ó a day-out event for the children
from the Hospital, held on the waterfront. Jerry would allow
the children to sit on his police motorcycle and wear his
helmet, even though it would take hours to clean the
motorcycle for the next week's inspection.
attending the annual San Diego Police Officers Association
Christmas Party, Jerry spent his time collecting and
separating the toys collected from the officers attending
the party. Jerry spent his own time to ensure that an
appropriate toy was given to each child. The annual toy
drive has been named the Jerry Griffin Memorial Toy Drive in
assist San Diego Children's Hospital Cancer Care Center
Each year during the Race of Champions, the G. Griffin Fund
makes a monetary donation to sponsor a child. We also ensure
that at least two police motor officers are present for the
support and enhance the Jerry Griffin Memorial Toy Drive
Each year, the G. Griffin Fund makes a monetary donation to
the eight area stations of the San Diego Police Department.
The officers who serve as toy drive representatives use this
money to purchase additional toys to supplement what is
collected on the night of the SDPOA Christmas Party. G.
Griffin Fund board members now staff the 'toy room', with a
large photo of Jerry overlooking the whole process.
provide emergency family funds in selected cases of officer
deaths, illnesses or injuries.
We hold the
annual Jerry Griffin Memorial "Tour de San Diego" Motorcycle
Run, to ensure the Fund always has the means to help
cancer-stricken and disadvantaged children. We hope you can
attend the annual Motorcycle Run or donate to the Fund.
Bandit along with hundreds of other Police Officers, and
local bikers in supporting the Officer Gerald Griffin Fund.
(coverage from last years event below)
Your contribution is 100%
tax deductible and you can be sure 100%
of your donation goes directly to the G.
Griffin Fund and is not used for any
Checks should be made
payable to the SDPOA Charitable Fund
with 'G. Griffin Fund' on the memo line.
(SDPOA = San Diego Police Officers