Deputy Sheriff David Paul Grant

Deputy Sheriff David Paul Grant

Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, May 31, 2004

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David Paul Grant

Deputy Sheriff Dave Grant was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a small plane crash near Columbia, California, at approximately 11:00 am.

He was responding to the scene on Highway 49 and was approaching the intersection at Parrotts Ferry Road. Another car entered the intersection and stopped in the middle of it. Deputy Grant attempted to avoid a collision but his patrol car clipped the other vehicle and crashed. He was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Deputy Grant had served with the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department for 15 years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 28 years. He was survived by his wife, son, three daughters, four sisters, one brother, and seven grandchildren.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge 1273/012

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Empty Love
Years have spun by with my love as deep as the ocean
As gold as the sun
As blue as the sea
As iridescent as a star
It has felt empty in spite of my efforts
the before & the after
the here & the gone
the path as been barren & empty
These days are finally full in my remembrance of you
My fondness of the good moments & the tenderness and understanding
No matter what-I will miss you & love you Always

Written on 5/10/19 as our 40th wedding anniversary and the 15th anniversary of your departure approached
Obviously my emotions were talking to you--

Richie Grant/wife of Deputy Dave Grant
Tuolumne Co Sheriff's Office

July 24, 2019

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