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Wildlife Conservation Officer David Lynn Grove | Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania

Wildlife Conservation Officer

David Lynn Grove

Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, November 11, 2010
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Reflections for Wildlife Conservation Officer David Lynn Grove


WCO Grove, on this 3rd anniversary of your untimely passing, I can remember it like it was yesterday, where I was, what I was doing, when your classmate at the Ross Leffler School of Conservation, Officer Madden, told me what happened..I will be praying for you and your family tonight, and I pray you rest in the best peace

Steve K
Pa Hunter Ed Instructor
November 11, 2013

In New York State the "jacking season" was the most enjoyable and rewarding part of the job. We all knew it is also the most dangerous.

I pass by the site of Officer Grove's gunfight on a regular basis. The memorial that is placed on the site is befitting the sacrifice and professionalism he exhibited that evening.

As you would expect the area is full of deer and turkey and even a resident bald eagle or two.

Rest in peace Officer Grove.

Jerry Desko - Retired
NYS Environmental Conservation Police
October 22, 2013

Weather is getting cool Dave. WCO's are getting active on night patrol. Think of you often. We'll never forget...

Randy Shoup, Assistant Director BWP
PA Game Commission
September 26, 2013

RIP Officer Grove... Too many people forget about our wardens.

PA Resident & Hunter
June 2, 2013

Officer Grove You Will Never Be Forgot You Will Live On In All WCO In The United States And Pennsylvania.. God Bless You And Your Family. Thank You Officer Grove

Boy Scout, Rank Life Cullen Willock
PA Resident
November 19, 2012

Officer Grove, reading about your story, not just here on ODMP but all around the web has touched me greatly. We both attended and graduated from Christian schools in the Franklin county area and attended Penn State. You did your job well and it was obvious that you loved your career in addition to your family. Hearing the wonderful stories of people interacting with you all around the area have demonstrated to me what kind of a man you were. You ultimately gave your life in defense of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ,and if I could be half of the man you were I will count myself as a success in life. Perhaps most of all, your vibrant faith in God has impacted me; to here people describe your dedication to your beliefs gives me confidence that we will meet someday. God bless you and your family.

PA Resident
November 16, 2012

Rest well my brother for your sacrifice was not in vain. As you take the watch in heaven we'll take care of it down here. May God bless the family both physical and law enforcement with peace and comfort.

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Rev. Carlos Stapleton
JCSO, Chaplain Fairview VFD
October 6, 2012

God Bless

October 5, 2012

As a former park ranger, I understand your dedication to the land, and your dedication to enforcing it's laws. Not many know the dangers of patrolling the land... this is one of them. May you rest in peace and know that you will not be forgotten!

Glad justice has been served on this KILLER!

CO G. Clemmons
Colorado Department of Corrections & former NPS Seasonal Ranger
October 2, 2012

God Bless

October 2, 2012

Another "Hero" taken. May God grant you eternal peace. Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County PD, Nassau NY.
October 2, 2012

Another "Hero" taken. May God grant you eternal peace. Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County PD, Nassau NY.
October 2, 2012

My son is a Florida Wildlife Officer. In addition to his career He has a wife, two daughters, attends church and has an incredible life and family. I'm sure Officer Grove also had an incredible life. My heart goes out to the friends and family of WCO David Lynn Grove! God bless you.

Chaplain and Deputy Sheriff Mark Douglas
Lake County Sheriff's Office, Tavares, Florida
Septemeber 2, 2012

Chaplain & Deputy Sheriff Mark Douglas
Lake County Sheriff's Office
October 2, 2012

David, may you and your loved ones now have some peace in this world with the verdict. Your Angela has been a constant souce of comfort and support to me and I am sure that you and my beloved worked that out up in heaven...

Pam Robtoy
Fiance of US Deputy Marshal John Perrry EOW 3/8/11
October 2, 2012

Rest in Peace officer Grove

Master-at-Arms 2nd class Nikolai G. Kush
United States Navy Force Protection
October 2, 2012

Rest in peace

philadelphia police dept
June 23, 2012

Dave I never met you, but I still cry a tear everytime I think about you. My supervisor was your class mate which makes you all the more special to me. I cannot imagine the terror, the fear and the pain that you experienced on a dark country road on November 11th, 2010, but I can imagine the courage, the honor and the heroism you displayed. You made all of us serving in this fine agency so extremely proud! We'd give anything to have you back. Rest in peace my brother. Though you are gone, you are not forgotten by your brothers left behind serving on the thin green line. God bless the Pennsylvania Game Commission. God bless the memory of David Grove.

David I Wright, Dep.Conservation Officer
Pennsylvania Game Commission
March 30, 2012

my son is a police officer in sydney australia.

god bless and rest in peace.

steve gordon
February 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 11, 2011

Dave, it has been a year since you were taken from us. There are many friends and I'm sure family members who are remembering you in their own way. You are not forgotten.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department
November 11, 2011

Tomorrow starts the Police Unity Tour and I am honored that I will be riding in memory of Officer Grove. My thoughts and prayer go out to his Family and co-workers

Police Officer Edward Foga II
Willingboro Police Dept. Willingboro, New Jersey
May 8, 2011

This year at the Police Unity Tour, a really good friend of mine will ride in your honor. You died doing a job that I'm sure you loved. I pray that your memories fill your family's hearts. Rest in peace.

Police Officer L. Garcia
Los Angeles Police Department
April 25, 2011

Thinking of you and your family today. I am sure that you are watching down on them from heaven. How beautiful heaven must be, with the angels of God and you a bright angel indeed, patroling the gates of the almighty. Bless your family and friends this day and everyday. May your love shine on in their hearts and lives.

April 24, 2011

How can we ever thank all of you for the many ways in which you prayed for,supported, and encouraged us through the death of our son. We wish we could thank each of you in person, but we know that is not possible. Many of you shared your memories and stories with us. You will never know how much they have meant to our family. Many of them we had never heard before and helped us to see what kind of a man he had become. We knew how special he was to us, but to hear everyone tell their stories helped us to know that David's memory will go on in your hearts for a long time. Many of you drove from all over the United States to be here for his viewing/funeral. It just goes to show how strong the bond is with officers. It has just truly amazed us and even overwhelmed us at times. Thank you all for everything you have done. May God richly bless each of you. We cannot thank you enough for your support.

Lucy Grove
David's mother
January 17, 2011

You are a greatly missed, but thought of so often. Thank you for spreading your enthusiasm and joy for life every time you entered our home. Your legacy will live on through the many memories we have of you and the important lessons you taught. We miss you and love you. Kris, Angela and Rebeka Krebs

Angela Krebs
PGC Warden Wife
January 14, 2011


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