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Deputy Sheriff Paul Grahovac

Alger County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, September 15, 2001

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Paul Grahovac

God bless you, your loved ones and all other officers.

A Ward
Grateful citizen

April 28, 2022

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Grahovac.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 21, 2020

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 15, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 14, 2018

Hard to believe its been 11 years since you were taken from us...i see you every time I look at our boys I hear your laugh when I hear our boys laugh! Our Alex is getting married December 15th I so wish you could be here to see him on his special day! You are and will always be in our hearts and thoughts everyday!! I miss you very much!!

Lisa Grahovac

September 12, 2012

10 years ago today we said good bye to you. God must have needed you in heaven to protect us from above. There is not a day that goes bye that I do not think of you or miss you. RIP

Love and niss you so much

sister in law

September 15, 2011

10 years. and it really dosent even seem like it. it feels like just yesterday you were taken from us. we love and miss you so very much!


September 11, 2011

Even though i barley knew you and was too young to remember you i love you and miss you . You live on in all of are hearts.


June 1, 2011

9 years! it really doesnt seem like its been that long. We sure do miss you!


September 15, 2010

It has been nine years that your were taken from us, and I still think of you every day and miss you so much. My you rest in peace.

Love you and Miss you every day


September 14, 2010

I miss you!


September 13, 2010

Tetu, Thinking of you today as I do every day. Thought I would let you know that we still think of you daily, laugh at your storiesm and cry over your loss. On June 1st they are re assigning all agency numbers. A/21 will remain retired in you honor... You always had to be the 1st one to try anything new buddy, but wish you would have passed on being the 1st to go.. We love you, will never forget you and honor you always.

Deputy Ted Woodaz
Alger County Sheriff Dept. Partner,friend, brother in heart.

May 27, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th 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


September 17, 2009

You may be gone, but you're not forgotten. Rest easy brother.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston Co Sheriff (MI)

August 31, 2009

Rest easy, Brother. We'll take it from here.

Michigan State Police

December 25, 2008

It's been years since I've been to Munising. I have experienced many things being a police officer in Atlanta. Nothing compares to losing you, my friend. Until we meet again...
Fisher, N.G. Badge #98

Officer Nick Fisher
Cartersville Police Department

October 2, 2008

You were the honored hero when I signed onto ODMP and wanted to leave a reflection at your page. You are a true hero and have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your loved ones, especially your children as I know they think of you every day. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 28, 2008

Paul, Every time I look at your boys, I see you, when I hear them talk or laugh I hear you, you live on in your boys! I see so much of you in them! You would be so proud of them, they have turned out to be wonderful young men! We think of you everyday, we will never stop missing you!! You will be in our thoughts forever! You are our hero! We love you and miss you!!

Ex-wife Lisa, and sons Alex, and Codey

January 15, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 13, 2007


You have never met me but we share this date for different reasons. One to celebrate a birth,the other to remember the death of a son,brother,father and friend. Today as I celebrate my birthday, I will think of you as raise a toast to you, for giving your life while trying to help another. You are a hero, Paul.

September 15, 2007

Paul is highly respected and sorely missed in this community. The dedication he put forth in helping people was quite obvious to all who were fortunate enough to know him. This man was a Deputy, EMT and a Fire Fighter; not many in this world have that kind of drive to help others. He is truly a hero and a role model for us all.
Tim Lee

Sgt. Tim Lee
Alger Maximum Facility

July 7, 2007

On Memory
When you remember me, it means that you
have carried something of who I am with you,
that I have left some mark on who I am on who you are.
It means that you can summon me back to your mind
even though countless years and miles may stand between us.
It means that if we meet again, you will know me,
and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart.
For as long as you remember me, I am never entirely lost.
~Frederick Buechner

May 1, 2007

Thank you so much for serving your community and the committment you made to keep all of us safe. Rest in Peace Officer Grahovac.

March 12, 2007

Paul I think of you every day and miss you. Every time I see Alex and Codey I see so much of you in them and it breaks my heart that you are not here to see them grow. I miss you so much....

Love Kelly


February 26, 2007

Paul, Its been a little over 5 years since that terrible, terrible day. Your never far from my heart and mind. I will always remember you and everything good about you. You were a man loved by many. And you still are. I wish that you were still among us, but I know that your looking out for each and everyone of us. I hope that your 2 boys Alex and Cody turn out to be just like you. I will never forget you Paul. Love and miss you Terry 11-21-06


November 21, 2006

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