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

Dave was a great friend. We participated in law enforcement rodeo for many years. Dave was one tough cowboy. Our friendship was solid and went beyond our careers and rodeo. Dave was a family man and a great friend. Here it is so many years later and I still regularly reflect on our friendship. What a great guy! God be less his family; he loved them so much.

Dave Reynolds, Sergeant
LAPD

May 14, 2016

Dave taught me and others how to ride off road bikes while working at Oceanside Police Dept. I was in patrol and remember Dave and his great sense of enjoyment around motors. He is a great guy.

Cristobal Torres, Ret. Sergeant
TCSD, formerly OPD, friend

March 19, 2016

Hi Dad - well.... I'm happy to say that it's official! I along with the help of some amazing people have started the Northern Nevada Chapter of C.O.P.S. I am proud to say that I currently hold the position of President. Whenever I go to promote this wonderful organization, I get to talk about you. And I am so thankful that I get to keep you alive that way. You have always been my driving force and inspiration- even when you were alive I never EVER wanted to disappoint you. You never wanted me to get into Law Enforcement - but I'm going to go ahead and assume that you approve of me helping law enforcement and their families. On top of everything, I got your Kawi 1000 in my garage - which will be restored and used as a memorial bike for our Chapter - and of course your son in law with cruise it around. I love you Dad and I miss you terribly. Love, Pooher

Daughter of Deputy David Grant Jennifer
Northern Nevada Concerns of Police Survivors

March 3, 2016

#6 grandbaby is on it's way! But I am sure you already knew that with all the dimes your bombarded me with last Thursday. It's amazing the different dimensions we exist in, yet you always seem to reach me. And this baby, new life due on of all days-Drew's Birthday. I am thrilled!! My sister lives on--

Richie Grant/surviving spouse

February 22, 2016

Sometimes if I really let myself think about it-it is painfully awful that you're gone. Miss you Babe-

Richie Grant/surviving spouse

October 31, 2015

RIP Deputy Grant. Your service to my neighboring county will not be forgotten. Mathew 5:9

Police Explorer Ben Quist
Angels Camp Police Department

June 1, 2015

11 years.... I can't believe it. I love you and miss you terribly. Pooher

Jennifer Grant Blount
Daughter of Deputy David Grant

June 1, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 31, 2015

Feels like you've been gone forever-11 years. We miss you, remember you and Love you David.

Richie Grant/wife of Deputy Dave Grant

May 31, 2015

I worked with David, your father in Oceanside. He was a professional and always made me laugh. It was Oceanside's loss when he left to become a Deputy. He always stopped to see if I was ok on traffic stops. I learned a lot from him. He 's a great guy, and awesome cop.

Daniel Ellis, Sr. Officer
Retired OPD

April 17, 2015

I'm 33 today. I woke up around 4 am and thought about how you use to come into my room and sing Happy Birthday to me. Times flies... I remember when you were 33! I miss you terribly, but I know that you are with me. I love you Dad.

Jennifer Grant Blount
Daughter of Deputy Grant

March 3, 2015

Hi Dad -
Today is your Grandson, Cruz's 6th Birthday! He asks about you a lot and it never gets old when I tell him a story about you. Thank you (and mom) for instilling in me, great morals and the importance of family. Now, I have the privilege of passing it on to Cruz and Isabel. It is so crazy to think that Cruz is 6 already - I remember being 6 and living in Vista and you working Motors for Oceanside. Feels like a lifetime away - like an old dream. It feels like you have been gone for SO LONG - But the pain of it all feels like it was yesterday. We had to put Bandit down - Justin was with him. Now I am hoping if there is an afterlife or heaven, that Bandit is now with you. Lucky Horse. I wish you were here to celebrate Cruz's Birthday - You two would have been inseparable. Maybe in another lifetime Dad.... But for now, I will miss you terribly. Love Pooher

Jennifer Grant-Blount
Daughter of Deputy Grant

February 26, 2015

Your favorite holiday has arrived! Happy Thanksgiving Dad! The Portuguese Dressing has been made - Cruz was my little helper last night! I miss you terribly and think about you every single day. Your grand kiddos are getting so big - I still can't believe that you are not a part of their lives. What a wonderful world it would be, if you were here with them. I love you Dad. I miss you.

Jennifer Blount
Daughter of Deputy Grant

November 27, 2014

Dad.... I can't believe it has been 10 years! If feels like just yesterday... I can remember every detail and sometimes it haunts me. I miss you more than words can say. I remember being alone with you at the funeral home - I sat down next to you and cried and sang to you and I made a promise... I promised you that I would make you proud. I know at the time, I was 22 years old and probably made you worry all the time!!! But...I hope I have lived up to that promise.... I know I hit quite a few bumps along the way - but here I am... A wife (to a cop which I know you appreciate!) A mom to 2 beautiful kids, Cruz and Isabel... Who will know everything I can possibly teach them about their Papa. Life is Good. There is a huge emptiness without you.... I know you would LOVE your grandkids and that is something that breaks my heart - I'll never get to see you hug or kiss your grandkids - take them for motorcycle rides and tickle them or teach them how to wash a car.... now that is my job. I love you Dad. I miss you Terribly. Pooher

Jennifer Blount
Daughter of Deputy Grant

May 31, 2014

Dearest Dave: I can't believe it is 10 years, hurts like it was yesterday! You are cherished, remembered and loved as much today as yesterday! When we gather together, as a family, we all think of you! Miss you big guy, keep watching over all us Fernandes clan. Aloha, until we meet again.

Bernie Fernandes Kramer
Cousin

May 31, 2014

She's here! Your 5th grandchild. What a darling little girl she is and Jennifer is wonderful. She is such a good mom. You'd be loving this, although I know you are watching over us all the time. All these babies are all told about their "Papa"-they know you in pictures. It's pretty sweet!

Richie Grant/Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

May 19, 2014

Tomorrow morning, your grand daughter will be making her debut on this Earth. I love you Dad... I wish you were here or that I somehow knew you were :-) I miss you terribly - Love you Dad. Pooher

Jennifer Blount
Daughter of Deputy Grant

May 13, 2014

So many amazing things going on and I know you will be watching over all of us - As your son in law, Adam is adopting Cruz this friday. What a great guy I ended up with!!! He is such a great Dad to Cruz - And your grand daughter, Isabel will be making her debut within the next few weeks. Wish you were here - Love you Dad.

Jennifer Blount
Daughter of Deputy Grant

April 15, 2014

Hi Dad - Adam and I decided to name our daughter, Isabel Patricia Blount - after your Mother and Me. I love you and I miss you. How I wish you were here to be a part of all of your grandchildren's lives.

Jennifer Grant Blount
Daughter of Deputy Grant

December 7, 2013

Oh Dad how I wish you were here. Today has been such an amazing day, as we found out that you will have a new grand daughter this coming May. I love you and I miss you terribly.

Jennifer Grant-Blount
Daughter of Deputy Grant

November 19, 2013

Hi Dad - So many things are happening now in life and how I wish you were here with me. In January, your son in law, Adam will be making the switch from patrol to motors. I feel like I will be 5 years old all over again with a Police Motor in the garage - and the smell of boot polish. You and Adam would have been so close - just tears me up when I think about you not being here and being able to experience Life with all of us. I love you Dad. I miss you terribly.

Jennifer Grant-Blount
Daughter of Deputy Grant

September 21, 2013

Dave Reynolds-You are such a Dear Friend, one who I know would never forget Dave. You two were such clowns together. Life was good and so much fun when you were around. I'd email you, but have no idea where your address went. I remember the times when Dave talked about you, LAPD Motors, his dream. One I always said No to. He rocked Oceanside PD though! If you ever want to find me I'm on Facebook.
Sending Love to you & to your family. I'm so sorry about your loss. So very heartbreaking.

Richie Grant/Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

June 21, 2013

Just checking in to say I often think of Dave. In recent years I have lost many good friends from my law enforcement alumni, mostly due to cancer, but a loss is a loss especially when it is premature.

A few months ago my 35 year old son-in-law died unexpectedly from a sudden heart attack. Naturally, my daughter and two young grandchildren struggle with his fresh absence. Yesterday was Father's day and was especially tough on the family.

It amazes me how often Dave comes to mind for no specific reason other than something is said or happens that triggers a reflection on our friendship and his loss. But, it is of little surprise why I think of his loved ones and their subsequent loss on special occassions such as Father's Day. Bless you all and know that Dave is not forgotten. He remains alive in many hearts and minds.

Dave Reynolds, Sergeant (Ret'd)
LAPD, Friend

June 18, 2013

34 years ago today-we were married-
Happy Anniversary Dave------

Richie Grant/Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

May 17, 2013

Each year is difficult-no one except the ones who have lived it or those who were close to you & loved you can "get it". They say " I Understand", No they don't! I've been understanding for 9 years and yes they all mean well, but I just can't play the game with these people anymore. Yes, I need to work on my "people skills" as you used to say, but I don't want to. They truly are uncaring and our family is an afterthought in their minds. Hate to say it, but if any of the guys except for a handful from Tuolumne Co cared-I'd drop over!
We love you and will never forget you-but there was a lot more to you than being a cop!

Richie Grant/wife of Dave Grant

May 15, 2013

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