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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

Hi Dad - Thinking about you a lot lately - I sang for you in Sacramento last week and it felt great! It was the first year I didn't cry, maybe it had something to do with me concentrating on the pain from my emergency surgery that took place 5 days before! I love you and I miss you so much. I wish you were here Dad -

Jennifer Grant - Blount
Daughter of Deputy David Grant

May 15, 2013

CHP physical agility test tomorrow at 0700
...I know you'll be by my side...or behind me kickin me in the ass to run faster!!!!!!

Cody J Grant
Nephew

February 1, 2013

Feeling the Christmas Crunch as the day draws near-although I feel lucky to have the kids & grandkids here-the beautiful tree, the presents, you wander into my mind and I feel the ache in my heart. Oh how I wish you were here.
I Love You Dave-
Merry Christmas

Richie Grant/Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

December 23, 2012

Dear David
You're a grandfather again! Vivi was born on Friday 10/12/12-Whit & Lucas are so happy and Vivi is a sweet baby.
That makes 4!
Love You
Rich

Richie Grant/Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

October 18, 2012

Hi Dad. Just wanted to stop by and let you know I am thinking of you - as I do every single day of my life. Wish you were here that's all I can really say... Your Grandson, Cruz is the spitting image of you and it is clear that your spit fire attitude has been passed along to him. If I thought about it long enough I know I would break down - but I could only imagine how much fun you and Cruz would have had together. Adam and I do the best we can as parents, but I know that if you were alive, his life would be so much better. I think that is what leaves me so heart broken - not being there to see you meet Cruz.... not seeing the look on your face when I married Adam.... Adam not being able to hang out with you and swap cop stories, go shooting together or talk about eachother's departments.... or to see the look of pure relief in your eyes when I finally found Adam. Just kills me that you won't ever meet them and they won't know what it's like to have such an amazing man in their lives. Thank you for instilling such powerful beliefs and morals in my life. I love you and I miss you terribly. Pooher

Jennifer Blount
Daughter of Deputy Grant

September 10, 2012

Big Dave,

Well I come here from time to time to read things that people leave for you. I've never posted on here, I feel like it's Richie's personal vent board. It's nice to read how much she leaves for you on here. I feel like it's current you know. Sometimes she tells you important things and sometimes she just says "Hi". Either way, I love reading them and I love she has a place where she can still talk to you.

I don't wanna flap my gums but.....I still see Rich around town and we always catch up. I see Jen when I get the chance. You'd dig her husband, he's a good guy. I hung out with him at Whit and Lucas's wedding. He'll take care of her. Speaking of Whit........You have another grand baby on the way. I saw her a couple weeks ago. She looks soooooooo cute pregnant!! Here I go flappin my gums!! A love like Whit and Lucas's only comes around once in a while I think anymore. They're a real throwback those two. I haven't seen Justin in a while but I hear he's good. He'll be fine, got a good head on his shoulders. I see Rory once in a while at functions, what a good lookin family she has too.

Anyway, Jamie and I stopped in to see you in DC again earlier this year. Of course they were doing work on your section so I had to visit from a distance. Whatever though, I felt you. We all still miss you around here. Your picture still hangs above the briefing table at patrol. Everyone says Hi and they miss you. Most of us still carry our 012 vehicle tags on our key chains for protection while we're driving.

I miss you like crazy still. Some days are worse than others. I tell my oldest daughter all about you. I hate that you never got to meet my girls. Oh, I try to make sure I always leave this job at the front door like you taught me. It serves me well. If you ever thought I wasn't listening, I was. Believe me I was. I was just young and stupid but I promise some of the shit really sunk in.

I'll see around brother. I know I will. I feel you in the car all the time when I know I'm driving too fast to get somewhere. Sometimes I swear I can feel my foot being pulled off the gas pedal. I know it's you. I love you, I miss you, and I hope all is good. Later

Vic

Corporal Vic Serrano
Cousin/Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office

July 16, 2012

I missed your daughter's beautiful voice at our state memorial this year, but when I sw her reflection I understood why we did not hear her this year. How proud you must be that she has graced her California law enforcment family with her beautiful singing and had the opportunity this year to sing to the national law enforcement audience.

She touches us all. You are missed.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 1, 2012

8 years-we all miss you & think about, talk about you and our life with you. We always wish you were still here, but we know you are close by. Your thoughtfulness still exists through your messages and we love you for that. It's still not easy living life without you-but I try to focus on the good.
I love you Dave-always will there's just no getting around it-
It was love at 1st sight that day in January 1979.
Rich

Richie Grant/Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

May 31, 2012

Mrs. Grant I just wanted to leave a note for you to say thank you. I just found the note that you left for me on my husbands page. It is comforting to know how big the family in blue is. I know that your husband must be proud of you, your children, and the grandchildren. I realized as I was reading the reflections on your husbands page that your daughter is the one that sang during the ceremony. She did an amazing job, and I know her angel was smiling. May God bless you and your family, and thanks again.

Melissa Christian
wife of Buddy Christian EOW March 22, 2011 ACCPD

May 23, 2012

Happy 33rd anniversary Babe-I love you--


Rich

Richie Grant/wife of Deputy Dave Grant

May 17, 2012

Well Dad.... Here I sit on Capitol Hill with your picture affixed to my heart. I have waited almost 8 years to be in this moment, just for you. You gave me the gift of music and so I feel it is only right to sing my heart out to you. To remember you and to let you know how much I love you. I know you're listening Dad. Heaven better hold on tight.... Cause here I come! I love you Dad.... Today I sing.... For you. Until we meet again.... I love you with my heart.. Pooher.

Jennifer Blount
daughter of deputy grant

May 15, 2012

My Dear David-
Oh how thrilled you would be! Our 4th grandchild is due in October-Whit & Lucas will be having their 1st!
I know you still watch over us and I love you for it.

You are always in my thoughts and Forever in my Heart

Richie Grant/wife of Deputy Dave Grant

April 13, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 23, 2012

Thinking of you Dad... I love you and Miss you terribly. Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

January 14, 2012

Merry Christmas Dad. I love you and miss you so much. Wish you were here. Love, Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Sweetheart! Sending Love to you.
Always on my mind-forever in my heart----

Richie Grant/wife of Deputy Dave Grant

December 25, 2011

Hello Richie and Family,

I still think of Dave often and wanted to share that others remember Dave regulary. I miss Dave and often reflect on the fun we shared during our rodeo days.

I am still in law enforcement working for the Orange County District Attorney as a Supv Investigator. It's been forty years since the LAPD academy. It seems like just a few years ago that I was enjoying a ride-a-long with Dave during one of my visits to Tuolumne. Hard to believe so much time has passed for many significant times in life.

I can tell by reading the family comments that Dave is still alive within each of you. Dave was a great guy and good friend and also remains alive in my heart and mind.

Sorry for your loss and we are all better off for having Dave in our life.

Dave Reynolds, Sgt (Ret'd LAPD)
Friend

October 28, 2011

I know u have been with me every step of my testing process....someday, im gunna be a cop, just like u Uncle Dave..... In the middle of testing for Santa Barbara P.D. I know your here helping me.... Right as i was about to quit on my agility run, i looked down to my right hand where i held the piece of your harley jacket. I clinched it in my palm and ran!!!!!! I finished my run with time to spare. I even did a front flip over the six foot wall. It was awesome. Love ya

Cody Grant
Nephew

September 16, 2011

I know u have been with me every step of my testing process....someday, im gunna be a cop, just like u Uncle Dave..... In the middle of testing for Santa Barbara P.D. I know your here helping me.... Right as i was about to quit on my agility run, i looked down to my right hand where i held the piece of your harley jacket. I clinched it in my palm and ran!!!!!! I finished my run with time to spare. I even did a front flip over the six foot wall. It was awesome. Love ya

Cody Grant
Nephew

September 14, 2011

As I sit here and stare at your page, my eyes fill up with tears... I remember when I was a teenager and I would think about my wedding day. I pictured it so clear in my mind.... Me and You walking down the aisle and it would always make me cry just thinking about it. Me, holding onto your HUGE arm and looking over to see your face with tears in your eyes and that sweet smirk. Such a bittersweet moment... You giving away your Poozer Woozer. But things are different and you will not be there to walk me down the aisle. But I wanted to let you know that I am taking a piece of you with me down the aisle... your wedding ring will be with me that day. Justin is walking me down the aisle and I am so blessed to have such an amazing brother... I wouldn't want anyone else to give me away and I am sure you feel the same way. My husband to be is a police officer, so I know you will watch over him and keep him safe for Cruz and I. I wish the two of you could have met, you would have loved him. So Dad, I am here to let you know I love you and I miss you terribly... I know you will be watching over me on our Special Day. I love you. Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

August 2, 2011

7 years...... God how I miss you. I see you everyday in your Grandson's eyes...... I have come to know that time does not heal.... it helps numb. I love you Dad.... until we meet again... I will miss you terribly. Love, Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

June 1, 2011

Deputy Grant today I remember you and the sacrifice you made. Your beautiful wife Richie...who is a very strong woman...Reached out to me via a letter and although we haven't written in awhile...I miss her & consider her one of my dearest friends. I love to follow your beautiful childrens progress...& Jennifer sang @ NPW in your honor so beautifully I still have chills down my spine. You and Tom continue to watch over us and I will continue to stay in touch with Richie. Thank you for your services. You will never be forgotten. (Love ya Richie!)

Jo'Nee Cochran
Spouse Det/Sgt Tom Cochran EOW 01-26-05

May 31, 2011

Again I come to this page to talk to you-On this the 7th anniversary of you leaving- I wonder as usual why there has to be any calendar-why is it so important to keep track of time-to me 1 day-1 year-100 years-gone is gone. Time stopped & life changed as I knew it-everything familiar-everything that felt safe & reliable was gone for me & the kids.
So we have been rebuilding-relying on each other-we-the five of us are strong! We are finding our way one step at a time.
There will always be an empty spot in our hearts & in our lives.
But you do live on-Sadie & Cruz even at the age of two know who their Papa is-they pass by a picture of you-they point and say Papa!
So as we mark the passing of this 7th year we send Love across the Heavens to you Dave.
You are always on our minds-Forever in our Hearts

Richie, Rory, Justin, Jennifer, Whitney, Aliana, Sadie & Cruz

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

May 31, 2011

32 years it would of been today-that Spring day in Sonora with family & friends-It was a wonderful day-
Happy Anniversary Dave
Love you always & forever
Rich

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

May 17, 2011

Today I sang for you Dad.... At the California Peace Officer's Memorial in Sacramento. It has been almost 7 years and today for some reason was the most emotional for me. As time has gone by, I have managed to freeze my tears when it comes to you.... But today, I couldn't. As I was introduced and heard your name through those speakers, I wanted to burst out in tears... But instead I suck it up and seem to be on a mission of cutting out my emotions to get through the song..... But then I realize I am singing to you.... Everything disappears and it's just me and you..... And those 3.5 minutes are the most beautiful, yet painful minutes. But as I stood on that stage zoned out singing to you... A man in uniform stood out to my left. He stands tall in blue, polished boots and leather keepers just like you use to wear..... I wish you were here to meet your son in law. Please protect and watch over him Dad. He is my everything. I love you Dad.... I miss you terribly. Love, Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

May 3, 2011

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