Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Paris Grove

Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, February 8, 1928

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Paris Grove

No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 8, 2021

While I didn’t know you either, I’ve heard the family talk of you many times over the years. You were laid to rest way too early and so tragically. I am your Great Grandson and I will always remember the heroism that will always follow your name. Maybe your sacrifice is what led me to my career choice as a firefighter.

John P Hamilton
Great Grandson(Retired firefighter)

May 13, 2019

Your end of watch came 8 years before my birth, but I heard enough about you from my father(your son) that I feel I know you pretty well. I can't say that I miss you, because I never really knew you. But, I can say that your untimely death left a huge hole in our family.
Thank you for your service and for doing what you felt you needed to do.

Ronald Grove

May 21, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy Grove. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 6, 2013

Hero, hero, hero is the only word I can think of when it comes to your service Sir, RIP.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd 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.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 8, 2011

Thinking of you today and always grandpa.

Laurie Beam

February 8, 2010

Laying flowers on family graves every "Decoration Day" was very important to my Grandma, Lena Mae Grove, and as she and my mother are both gone, I do this every year. I visit the grave of John Paris Grove and his departed wife, along with the early grave of Ted Grove's first wife, Esther, buried nearby. John "Ted" Grove was a wonderful man and I imagine that his father helped set his strong faith in God, in family and in himself.

Pam Leap
Grand daughter to Ted & Lena Mae Grove

September 15, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 5, 2008

Rest in Peace Deputy Grove

Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

February 8, 2006

Rest in peace grandpa. I know there wasn't a day that went by where your son didn't miss you.

Laurie Beam

June 26, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 1, 2004

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