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Deputy Sheriff David Paul Grant

Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, May 31, 2004

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff David Paul Grant

Deputy Sheriff Grant,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tuolumne County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 31, 2024

Hi Dad. It's crazy to think that you have been gone almost 20 years. I have lived on this Earth for 7,256 days without you and not one day has passed by without you on my mind. I know you are watching and helping the best way you can - but more importantly, I know you would give anything to be here. You have 7 grandchildren who are all growing up so fast - and I imagine in another lifetime - if we get to do this over again.... you will live to watch them grow, take them fishing, hunting, Harley rides, and they will know how it feels to be in your embrace and hear your soft tone when life gets hard. I look back on the last 20 years without you and it feels like a Labyrinth. So many twists and turns - but I guess that's life. I like to think that I have found my way - with music and kiddos. You would just eat them up!!! Just wanted to stop in and leave a reflection for you.... it's been a long time. I love you Dad and miss you terribly. Love, Pooher

Jennifer Grant-Blount
Daughter of Deputy David Grant

April 12, 2024

I first met Dave in the early 1980's when he joined Oceanside PD. I couldn't tell if he had been a Chargers' fullback, rodeo calf wrestler, or Hell's Angel. He had the intimidating look of all three combined! It didn't take long, however, to realize what a gentle, funny and dedicated guy he was. We worked in a rough and tumble military town and with Dave there was no greater backup you could hope for on hot calls. He was the ultimate professional and I am proud to call him a great co-worker and friend. To Richie and their growing family I wish you all the best. As the anniversary of his passing approaches, we all continue to miss that cackling giggle but know he's in a place where's he's looking down and protecting his loved ones. God Bless Brother.

Dan Ahrens, Detective (Ret)
Oceanside PD / San Diego County District Attorney's Office

May 12, 2023

I got my wheel and wings…. Not easy… but I have one kick ass guardian angel ridin with me!!!

Deputy Cody Grant (Nephew)
San Joaquin County Sheriff

November 28, 2022

Your daughter recently shared your legacy on social media god bless you and your family

Sgt. Larry Hilghman
Lower Makefield Police

June 15, 2022

When you lived-there were 6 of us-there is now 15.
You’re missed by all of us-I can’t believe it’s been 18 years-wish you were here-❤️

Richie Grant/surviving wife
Tuolumne Co Sheriff’s Dept

June 11, 2022

When you lived-there were 6 of us-there is now 15.
You’re missed by all of us-I can’t believe it’s been 18 years-wish you were here-❤️

Richie Grant/surviving wife
Tuolumne Co Sheriff’s Dept

June 9, 2022

I just want the Grant family to know Dave’s presence is still alive in the hearts and minds of others. I frequently think of Dave and reflect on our friendship and the memories we shared. Your dad was a great friend and I too miss him. May God bless Dave’s soul and look after his family.

Sgt Dave Reynolds (Ret’d)
LAPD, Friend, and rodeo partner.

January 26, 2022

Well Deputy Grant, I am now 3 years in as a Deputy… I think about how proud of me you must be…. I know you are ridin with me every shift…. How cool would that have been if we could have worked with each other!!!! I know I’ll make it home after every shift with you as my guardian…. Keep on keepin on!!!!

Deputy Grant
Nephew/San Joaquin County Sheriff

December 19, 2021

Today you would of been 64 years old-always missing you❤️ Happy Birthday Dave❤️

Richie Grant
Surviving wife of Deputy Dave Grant

September 6, 2021

You’re dearly missed, yet fondly remembered within all of us, everyday you live within us in our decisions, our passions, our love of each other. You lived a great life, a happy life, a purposeful life. For me it was too brief- but I am thankful for having you in my life. Still loving you on this 17th year.

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

May 30, 2021

On your 16th year anniversary of death, may your family feel love and have fond memories of who and what you were, RIP, Sheriff David Grant, my love and hugs to your family!

Tracy Winder
Survivor, sibling (Deputy Michael Page EOW 06/30/2007

June 1, 2020

16 years-how did that happen? Seems like yesterday-I miss you more than ever-thanks for loving me.

Richie Grant/surviving spouse
Tuolumne Co Sheriff’s dept

June 1, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 31, 2020

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

You have 7 grandchildren now. Justin’s daughter was born on June 3rd. We miss you always❤️

Richie Grant/wife of Deputy Dave Grant
Tuolumne Co Sheriff’s Depr

June 11, 2019

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
Northern Nevada Concerns of Police Survivors

November 21, 2018

Oh Dad.... I wish you were here. Some many amazing things are happening and it was what you dreamt for me. I took your advice - and now everything seems to be falling into place. I wish you were here physically with me through all of this. But somehow I know that you are watching all of this happen and smiling. My first single is on the radio and I'll be finishing my first album this Summer. Life sure isn't the same without you - but I make the best of it and do my very best to keep your memory alive and instill the values that I learned from you, into my own children. I love you Dad. See you again someday. I miss you terribly. Pooher

Daughter of Deputy David Grant

June 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 14th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 31, 2018

Today marks 14 years since you died. It seems short, yet long, settled, yet confusing. The loss of you left a huge hole in all of us. Yet, it taught us how to live also. We loved you deeply, still do-life will never be the same-thanks for loving us Dave.

Richie Grant
Surviving spouse

May 31, 2018

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

The house is full of family, noise, confusion, playing grandchildren, your youngest making Onion soup. It's lovely and Christmas is wonderful. I miss you and wish you were here❤️Merry Christmas Dave-❤️

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant/Tuolumne Co SO

December 25, 2016

New life, born on 10/28/16, our 6th grandchild. A sweet girl, born on Drew's birthday. Pretty special❤️Congratulations Papa!

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

October 29, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 10, 2016

12 years-It's not just me & the kids who miss you & live with broken hearts, it's the community. I know there are so many people who cared about you. You were such a likable guy! We are as good as we can be, thankful that all of us have stuck together. I love you Dave-I guess I always will.

Richie Grant/wife of Deputy Dave Grant

May 31, 2016

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