Jeff Grimwood born August 22nd, 1968 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to his mother’s Linda Walker and Patricia Cook, Father Morris Eugene Grimwood. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of May 3rd 2018.
Jeff graduated from the police academy in 1989 and served as a distinguished sheriff’s deputy and detective for over 20 years. Jeff was the senior team leader of Douglas County SWAT and taught the SWAT Operations Immersion Course at the United States Airforce Academy in Colorado Springs. Jeff was a FBI Arrest Control instructor and member of the 18th Judicial Districts Critical Incident Team. Jeff’s call sign as a police officer was “Grimmy” and from there on it become his nickname. Jeff lived by the saying *Vadis-Vado “Where you go I go”. Jeff aspired to return to school and pursue a Criminal Justice degree, and while in pursuit of furthering his education Jeff worked at the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) where he was loved by all, from cadets to officers and civilians, with whom he interacted daily. Jeff viewed his service to our country as “Proctor of the innocent, Defender of the weak”.
“Grimmy” is preceded in death by his father Morris Eugene Grimwood and his sister Traci Ann Gillespie. He is survived by his daughter, the love of his life; Samantha Page Grimwood, and his birth mother Linda Walker, adoptive mother Patricia Cook (Curtis Cook), brother Justin Grimwood (Kara Grimwood, niece Ariana Grimwood and nephews Brandon Grimwood, & Lane Grimwood,). *Vadis-Vado
So sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. I work with SAR here in Rio Grande County, and have worked with Jeff. I also had been contacted by him on legal issues, he respected me, and the feeling remains mutual. Please accept my condolences for your loss.
Marty CritesDel Norte, CO
I was very sad to hear about Jeff passing away. I knew him a long time ago before his police years and just wanted to pay my respects. Sending Loving thoughts to Patty and family.
Tammy HawkinsGuymon, OK
I am so very sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. Patty and family, we are sending all the prayers we can!!!!
Lisa (King) MaestasPueblo West, CO
I had no idea Jeff had passed, my prayers go to his family. I will miss Jeff on Friday nights when we would share war stories, for we were both Swat Officers, and action movie freaks.
Maurice CatanoRoswell, NM
My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Roxanne VelasquezCastle Rock, CO
Patty, I am very sad to hear we lost Jeff. I know you have through much in the past couple of years. I pray for both Jeff and you. Love, Jim
Jim KimbroughKeller, TX
Grimmy holds a special place in my heart! I wish I had the chance to see and talk with him! Grimmy is such a great man with a big heart! I love you Grimmy! Rest In Peace!
Andrea BoyleAlbuquerque, NM
I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a funny and kind man. I am so glad I got to know him. May God comfort your during this time of sorrow. The family will be in my prayers.
Words seem so feeble,
in moments like these.
Life is so precious,
and death such a thief.
The depth of your pain
I cannot comprehend,
but I'll stand alongside you
in the darkness, my friend.
Love is a bond
that death cannot part.
Gone from your arms,
but still held in your heart.
Janie DaviesRoswell, NM
You were a magnificent law enforcement officer Jeff. More importantly you were a magnificent human being. I thoroughly enjoyed the 13 years I worked alongside you. May God bless you and keep you, may his light always shine on you. I have no doubt of that.
Bill WalkerDenver, CO