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 six grandchildren.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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It’s the night before Thanksgiving and the kids and I are getting ready to make Portuguese Dressing. A family tradition I took for granted when I was young and dumb, but now only truly appreciate now that you’re gone. I’d give anything to just sit down and talk to you- life would be so different with you here. I cry every year the night before Thanksgiving, usually when I’m frying up the Portuguese Dressing, thinking about you. I’ve become a pro at grief, so it’s hard for anyone to even notice. But I have my moments- and it’s in those moments that I miss you most. Happy Thanksgiving Dad- until we meet again. I love you and miss you terribly.

Daughter of Deputy David Grant Jennifer
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November 21, 2018

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