Deputy Sheriff David Paul Grant

Deputy Sheriff David Paul Grant

Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, May 31, 2004

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 six grandchildren.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Your birthday, your 60th is coming up-I often think that I've had the opportunity to live nearly 20 yrs longer than you did. I've seen 5 more grandchildren born. I've dreamt about you, cried over you, yelled at you, wished for more time with you. I've learned losing ones you love is part of life. I've tried to teach our kids that. You lived your life at Mach 3-you crammed a whole lot of living into your 46 years. It's just hard, you were so full of life, but we keep finding the dimes and somehow I seem to catch the time at 4:41-you are still so close to us, to me-I can feel you. Happy Birthday David-

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

September 3, 2017

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