Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Your youngest granddaughter's 1st Birthday was today. You would of loved the party-darling tiny girl in her special Birthday dress-she was dancing too!
I know you've been around the last few days, sure has been nice-
I'm sure you know the traffic signal is now working, maybe now no one else will suffer-
Sending love to you-

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

January 5, 2010

Dear David-

Although you are gone I have to say 2009 was a good year-with the addition of two more grandchildren-I feel blessed-I just wish you were here for them-they surely would of loved their Papa.
Sending love to you across the Heavens
I miss you- I'll always miss you- Forever

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

January 1, 2010

As 2009 ends and 2010 begins... I am thinking of you. I can't believe all of this time has gone by.....
I miss you terribly and wish you were here. There is a signal going up where your accident occurred. I am thankful, but upset that it took someone like you to die for people to open their eyes and make a positive change. I am glad the signal will save more lives... but I just wish yours was spared. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about that day. My life has been a big fog since... stumbling trying to pick up the pieces. I am thankful for my son... someone that would be stuck to you like glue... just like his mother. I love you Dad.... Happy New Year.... Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

December 31, 2009

Merry Christmas Sweetheart<3
It was total chaos in the house today-you would of loved it-especially the babies-and of course the Wii tournament we've started-You'd be laughing and loving it-
Oh how I wish you were still here-
I miss you so much-

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas Dad... Wish u were here to watch your grandson open up his presents on his 1st Christmas... I miss you so much... I love you. Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

December 25, 2009

I thought of you as we all sat down for Thanksgiving dinner-looking at the two new grandchildren who were born this year-thinking of how this family goes on-although with a heavy heart-we carry on what you instilled in all of us-I think of your laughter and how much you enjoyed life-
It's still very hard without you here-I miss you terribly-
Always on my mind-Forever in my heart

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy David Grant

November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Dad.... I miss you! We made Portuguese Dressing last night... just like every year. Your Favorite. I wish you were here.....

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

November 26, 2009

It's times like this that I truly wish you were here-to protect Jen & Cruz & set things straight-
We do feel your presence though-we are finding the dimes & the irony of Jen's new phone number-
You are so missed <3 U

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

November 13, 2009

Yesterday, I went and recorded my first original song. I am on my way Dad.... I wish you were here to see my show on Friday. It took me a long time, but I have removed all the negative things in my life and now it's a whole new road. You and Mom are my inspiration and Cruzer too. I love you Dad! I miss you terribly..... Love, Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

October 26, 2009

Hey Dad,

So I think this is the first time I've written to you here. It's not a special occasion- not your birthday nor the 31st. It's not Thanksgiving or Christmas- which is what makes this whole thing so terrible. It's a perfectly normal day and I can still barely breathe. This crap should only be allowed on special days, not everyday! I guess this is why I never write. I cannot stand the thought of you. It seems that even when I remember all of the great things, I am still so terribly broken and the only way to get past that is to simply stay in "the gray". I know it's not right and everyone says to deal with it, deal with it, deal with it. But the truth is that I cannot get over the overwhelming anger and sadness of you being gone. I wish I was stronger about all of this- seriously 5 years and I still haven't patched the bleeding?
I just want you to know that even though I don't talk to you or write you all the time- it's not because I don't love you, it's only because I love you too much. I always have. Gosh, remember how I could barely stand you being gone a week to Laughlin without staying up all night until you got home.
On a positive note, I started an EMT program and I love it. Every class I am reminded of the passion and joy you had for helping others and that makes me happy because I feel the same way. I guess raising kids surrounded by cops does make a difference. I'm so thankful to have had you and mom for parents- we really are great kids. I hope your proud of me and I will continue on until I hear you say it yourself!

I love you Daddy,


PS. Justin took me on the harley a while ago. I know you were with us, but I just have to tell you how awesome it was. I miss our rides and your belt loops.

Whitney Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

September 17, 2009

Wishing you a Happy Birthday Dave
I miss you

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

September 6, 2009

Dad.... Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you... always. Cruz is getting so big and looks more and more like you each day. I never would have thought that you would not be here to hold my children. Not only are you missing out.. but how can I explain to Cruz what a great man you were? It is frustating that he will never know his Papa..... I know the two of you would have been inseparable.... As you may have noticed, both Justin and I have lost good friends this week. A funeral for Justin's friend, Chad today and a funeral for my friend, Tommy tomorrow. Why are all the good ones taken so soon? Keep them close to you Dad.... We miss you and our friends.... Until we meet again, I love you and miss you terribly. Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

September 5, 2009

My Dear David

Well I finally found a home for your Police 1000-it's going to Chris Collett-a fellow brother. I am glad that someone who knew you will have it. I know that's what you would of wanted.
I felt like you must of been with us the other day when Cruz was sick-he reminds me of you so much.
Sadie is a busy little kid-into everything-she loves the dogs.
Aliana is with Rory now the majority of the time-she will be going to school nearby.
You'd be really proud of our kids-they have turned out to be really good people.
I feel so lucky to have them in my life.
I love you Dave-Always have you tucked in my heart

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

August 29, 2009

Dad.... how I wish you were here right now. Just some words of wisdom from you would make this all go away. I love you and I miss you terribly. Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

July 30, 2009

Your grandchildren are wonderful-you would love watching all that they're doing-Sadie at 6 months is crawling and pulling herself up on everything-she is a happy baby-still reminds me of Whitney. Cruz David at 4 months old has a stocky build like you and such a deep voice for a little guy. Aliana at 12 is taller than me-she is turning out to be such a beautiful young girl.
I wish you could be here for all this
Aliana remembers you of course-and I tell the babies about "their" Papa all the time.
We all love you Dave & miss you so much-

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

July 15, 2009

I'm sitting here with your grandson, thinking of you. Happy Father's Day Dad..... Remember the chocolate ties? I miss you........ I love you! Wish you were here.....

Jennifer Grant
daughter of Deputy Grant

June 21, 2009

So Guess What Uncle Dave I got promoted to Explorer Corporal. I have Been in the Fresno County Sheriff's Dept. Explorer post for a little over 2 years now and They finally promoted me. I have been bustin my ass and workin hard towards my dream. Im livin it up every day and you, dad and gpa are all my inspiration. Im tryin to live life here for the four of us and i think im doing pretty good. A year and a half and i will be a DEPUTY SHERIFF!!!!!! Im following in your footsteps Uncle Dave and i can clearly see why you took the path you did. Keep lookin over me on patrol and i will always keep you in my heart. I Love You and miss everyone so much. ;-/

Explorer IV Cody J. Grant
Fresno S.O, Nephew

June 9, 2009

It's been 5 years and I am thinking of you. I miss you so much Dad! I wish you were here to hold your grandson. We watched old home videos at Mom's today.... It made me smile as I watched you enjoy life and laugh! I love you Dad and I miss you terribly! Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

May 31, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I had the honor of hearing your lovely daughter sing in Sacramento. It was very moving and I felt like she was singing for all of us. Thank you Jennifer for sharing your beautiful gift, that magnificant voice.

You are loved and missed by so many, and I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya


May 31, 2009

Your children have continued to thrive and succeed-they are driven by all you instilled in them. Your grandchildren are growing and getting cuter by the day-but it is so hard because you are not here to see all of this. How did 5 years go by already-my head still swims at the thought-We all love you & miss you You are always on my mind & forever in my heart

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

May 31, 2009

To Deouty David Paul Grant, his family and his fellow officers with the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Grants’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Grant and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

May 31, 2009

Dad -
Sorry this is a little late... As I'm sure you can see, I have been very busy. Your first grandson is finally here! On grandpa's birthday too! A little early, but in perfect health. He has your eyebrows and ears from what I can see so far. My little peanut.... or "Cruzer Whoozer". I told him the night he was born that you would have loved him so much and I promised to tell him all about his Papa. Now I finally understand Dad......
Now I get it. Being a mom has changed my life, I couldn't imagine it without him....I finally understand. How bittersweet to have such a beautiful child, but you are not here.... you would have gobbled him up. You always had a way with babies.... and now your Poozer Whoozer has one of her own. I wish you were here, but I know you are somehow! I love you Dad. Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

March 9, 2009

Wish you were here-
You have a grandson~Cruz David~born on your father's birthday. You & the babies were always a perfect match-
We will all tell Cruz about you-what you did and how you loved what you did-how you made a difference in so many lives and how much all of us loved you-

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

February 27, 2009

A True Love's Kiss-
I remember the 1st and I remember the last-
The memories of our life swirl through my mind-
Sending my love to where you are
My Valentine

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

February 14, 2009

It's been several months since I stopped at your page. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones, especially those new additions to your family. I know that in time they will know all about you as your memory burns forever in the hearts of those that love you dearly. You have not been forgotten.

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

January 19, 2009

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