ROSWELL, N.M.—Jeff Grimwood born Aug. 22, 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 3, 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”
A memorial service was held at the NMMI Chapel on Monday, May 7.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.