Longtime Berkeley Police Department employee Desmond Griffen died Tuesday as a result of a brain aneurysm suffered Saturday. He was 46 years old.
Mr. Griffen was hired in 1983 as a Police Service Assistant and worked as an Identification Technician and, for the last several years, as a jailer.
There will be a service Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at Fouche-Hudson Funeral Home, 3665 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.
Mr. Griffen will be buried in his native New York.