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

I met you and your family in the early 90's when I was 13, you watched me grow up. when I was 24 my ex tried to kill me. When you heard my name over your radio you responded even though you had already left the station and were on your way home. Had you of not done that I would have been killed. God only knows what would have happened to my kids. I OWE MY LIFE TO YOU. I now have a tattoo of a memorial badge with your badge number on it with angel wings that says "my guardian angel" around it as my tribute to you. You are a very special person Dave. You always made my kids and I smile when you hugged us and asked us if we were ok. You are a special friend to me and my family. I know that you are there with our Father in Heaven protecting everyone just like you did here on earth. I grieve with your family and friends everyday that goes by. But at the same time I know that we are just all that much closer to seeing you again to be blessed with your presence and wonderful sense of humor. We are all blessed to be able to say that you are a part of our lives. Angela, richie and I love and miss you with all of our hearts.

Karagh Bryan
friend

March 25, 2011

I think of Dave often but have not visited this site in years. Richie I feel your loss when reading the posts from you and the kids. I recall the many visits to your home when the kids were so small. I have so many fond memories of Dave and know how proud he was of his family. I remember the fun I shared with Dave during our rodeo days. Damn, there was no way to beat him at wrestling a steer; heck he was built like a bull. I just wanted to post a message so you and the kids would know Dave is not forgotten by friends. He was a great warm-hearted guy and solid friend. He is missed by many.

Dave

Sgt Dave Reynolds
LAPD (rtd) Friend

December 28, 2010

The memory of you blooms like a flower in the garden of my heart
Love you Dave

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Sweetheart
We Love you

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

December 25, 2010

It's times like this that I miss you the most-wish you were here to hug me-I always felt so safe & protected when you were with me.
I know you were there to greet my Mother as she crossed over-it is comforting to know she is with my Dad again. She missed him so much.
It just happened so suddenly as I have learned things do in life. It is always so jarring to me. Shakes me to the core.
So I send love to you-kiss my Mother for me.

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

December 2, 2010

Another Thanksgiving-we are making the Portuguese dressing tonight-will be a late night as usual-waiting for Whit to come in & Jen to get off work-Justin will miss this year-on his way back to WV to fly his Eurocopter-I will always think of you on this Wednesday before Thanksgiving and al the nights we made the dressing-it was so much fun-
I love you Sweetheart
Rich

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

November 24, 2010

Justin's 1st day on the job flying the EC-135-we got lots of pictures-on the ground picking up patients and in the air-sure proud of him-looking at him sitting in that helo-well he just looks natural-he's doing what he loves-I know you were up to something today as I found a dime on the bathroom floor-you and the dimes-still not sure why you picked dimes, but maybe someday I will figure it out-
Love you Dave

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

November 11, 2010

You'd be so proud of Justin as he is now officially Captain Justin Grant-flying a EC-135 Eurocopter EMS Helicopter for Air Methods. He followed his dreams- We must of done something right-
I'm guessing you were with him as he was flying today-loving every minute of it.
Love you Dave

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

October 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad..... I miss you so much.. I Love you.

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

September 6, 2010

I wish you were here..... I love you.

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

August 10, 2010

I Miss You

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

July 26, 2010

Why at the young age of 46 did you have to die?-so much more life to be lived-as I sit in our nice quiet house with our grandson sleeping I think of how you would of been with him.
I took him to the fair tonight to watch the motocross-he loved it-so many things had changed at the fairgrounds since the days we were involved with the Sheriff's Posse-Ran into people we know-it just feels like you are becoming lost in their memories-I hate it-
As I drove into town the other day I looked over at the high school football field and for some reason I started thinking of how we used to run the stairs in the stadium and how you would do push ups on the railing with me on your back-effortless for you-me laughing cause you were so strong-
I sobbed all the way home-Damn-
There are so many things I miss about you-how about everything-
This is still so hard without you here-I doubt it will ever be easy-I just keep coping-
I love you David

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

July 10, 2010

I miss you old man! I never got to call you that. I thought it would be funny to see the look on your face the first time I called you that. I could write for days and never say enough about the void that has been left. I love you dad!!!!!!!!!!

Justin Grant
David Grant's Son

June 24, 2010

I wanted to say Thank You Deputy Grant for your bravery and your dedication to those you served. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. I know your beautiful family misses you beyond words. I know they are proud of you and are honoring you by the way they are continuing on after such great loss. I continue to keep them in my daily prayers, asking Our Great Lord to keep them safe from harm and to fill their hearts once again with joy. Though it has be six years, and time plus God can heal the heart, I know the love for you remains as strong as ever.....

Kathy stevenson wife of
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson EOW 1/9/05

May 31, 2010

6 years today, I miss u Uncle Dave. Forever in our hearts

Cody J. Grant
Nephew of Deputy Dave Grant EOW 05/31/2004

May 31, 2010

As the 31st draws nearer I reflect back on our last weekend together-I cherish the memories and am so thankful for having you in my life for so many years. Mostly for the kids-we always agreed that we did a good job when it came to the kids.
I love you David

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant/EOW/5/31/04-Tuolumne Co Sheriff's Dept.

May 29, 2010

A few days ago, I sang at the State Capitol for the State Police Memorial in your memory and the other fallen police officers from 2009. Seeing the other families gave me a flashback of when I was there in their shoes... Absolutely heartbreaking.... I miss you and I love you... Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

May 8, 2010

Uncle Dave, today was the first time I have cried in awhile. As you know today is my 20th birthday, well when I was headed back to the shop at work I checked my Facebook on my phone to see who all wished me a happy b day. One of them was from Aunt Richie, it said happy birthday toad from me and uncle Dave. I completly started ballin. I miss you uncle Dave I wish u were still here with me.:'( I love you!!!!!

Cody J. Grant
Nephew of Deputy Dave Grant

April 15, 2010

Hi Dad...
Thinking of you...Like I do everyday. Your grandson's personality is blooming and it is funny to see his facial expressions and how he squints his eyes and laughs just like you. I'm back in school, almost finished with my first semester. Just did my Education plan to transfer to CSU Stanislaus to major in Criminal Justice / Forensic Science. Wish you were here.... Life is getting better... never thought I would be a victim of domestic violence, but atleast I got away and have trial coming up. I know you didn't raise me to end up in a situation like that. But I'm here and Cruz is safe & happy. I love you Dad... I miss you terribly...

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

April 2, 2010

Hi Richie,
I wanted to Thank you for leaving me a message on Howard's page it meant a lot to me. I know you and your family missing David as much as we are missing Howard. I know you are a strong lady like me and I know our men are proud! I think most don't understand the need to be able to write to our husbands on their pages and that's okay because to understand is to have walked this road:( I am wishing you and your family a safe and loving Easter. To you Deputy Sheriff Grant I want to say Thank You and say Hi to Howard for us:)

Kathy stevenson wife of
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson EOW 1/9/05

March 28, 2010

You'll always be in my heart <3
I miss you-

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant

March 14, 2010

Your grandson is walking everywhere and is now getting his 1st tooth. God I wish you were here. He is a spitting image of you. Happy Valentines Day Dad...... I love you and miss you terribly. Pooher

Jennifer Grant
Daughter of Deputy Grant

February 13, 2010

Ok well another big accomplishment, promoted to Explorer Sgt. I know your watchin over me Uncle Dave and I truely miss you. Every week when i put on my uniform and walk into that briefing room i think of you, i know your there and watching. As i sit down in the seat of that patrol car i know my night will end well with you by my side. Thank you for being there for me i miss you and love you Uncle Dave.-Toad

Explorer SGT. Cody Grant
Nephew of Deputy Dave Grant

February 6, 2010

It has been about a year since I was last here and I thought I would stop in and leave a short reflection. You have not been forgotten and the love still burns in the hearts of those that love you dearly. Continue to watch over all of them and protect them. Not a day goes by that they don't think of you. The first thought in the morning when they wake is of you and the last thought of the day at night before drifting off to sleep is of you.

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

January 19, 2010

Hi Richie. Dave is not forgotten here at OPD. Our group motor picture hangs above my desk for all to see and remember. He trained me and now I train others. His memory lives on...

John Laser
Oceanside Police

January 17, 2010

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