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Police Officer Peter Alan Grignon

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, March 23, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Peter Alan Grignon

To the wife of Officer Grignon, I wish I could take your pain and give you back your husband. Please remember that officers, troopers and deputys, have not forgotten and will never forget your husband and you. God will be with you!!

Detective Shawn Darby
Kentucky State Police

July 18, 2006





July 12, 2006

Peter & Rebecca

I think of you all every day. There are several items of jewelry that I wear every day. One is my father's Police ring and the other is my bracelet with Peter's name.

I think about the things in life that we take for granted and make it a point to try harder because of you.

Rebecca, I can't thank you enough for all that you have done for me. The love and compassion and strength that you have shown has been what keeps us all going.

Peter is a hero and so are you Rebecca!

Officer Paul Schweizer
Louisville Metro Police Department

July 9, 2006

Just thinking of you a lot lately. I know you're having fun in Heaven though.


July 1, 2006


There are absolutely no words that I can ever say to begin to console you. I wish I had the right words, phrases, or profound thoughts that would make you feel better. I don't. I believe in life and the purpose God has for each one of us. Unfortunately, we often must wait before understanding God's plan for each of us on earth. Peter's passing will effect futures generations that we will never meet. His passing might have made a father somewhere realize how important life is and begin to treat his children with more love. In turn, that child will grow to be a confident and very important and influential person in our society, a person that changes the world for the better for millions, all because of Peter. His memory will never fade, never. God bless you and continue being strong.

K Trees

June 28, 2006

Dear Peter,

We are at the beach this week and I with that you were here with us. I think that God has let you look in on me from time to time because sometimes you don’t feel so far away.

I went on a kayaking tour just for you. LOL I know that you were laughing at me when I kept getting stuck on the banks of the canals. I know that you were proud of me for trying it. I am not afraid of death anymore but I have to admit I was afraid of tipping over and falling in the water with all the creepy crawlies. I made it and didn’t fall out once!!!

Mom and Dad took all the kids to the aquarium today. We were going to go last year it was on your list of plans. I just couldn’t go without you, it would have been too sad. So I am writing to you and having a good cry along with the rain. If you were here we could go walking in the rain. We did a lot of rain walking on our honeymoon, remember?

I am so glad that you are in heaven and safe but I miss you so much. I am trying not to be sad all the time and make others sad. I am taking joy and having fun when I can find it, but even when I am laughing I am still thinking of you. I am so glad that God has keeps sending me dreams of you. You were really my better half, and you know that I wouldn’t tell you that if you were here. LOL

I am staying close to Jesus and he is giving me the grace keep on living. I am so glad that I will see you again some day.

Love you lots,

Your loving wife who misses you all the time.


June 21, 2006

I still think of you will never be forgotten. Rebecca and family, you are still in my prayers. God bless all of you.

Louisville Metro Police Department

May 24, 2006

I usually try and leave a reflection on an anniversary date, but when yours came around I was in Florida visiting the Policemans Hall of Fame to see my son's name on their wall. I salute you for your courage and dedicated service to law enforcement. I know the pain and suffering all your loved ones have been going through and the many questions they keep asking that will never have answers. They will never forget you, nor will your brothers and sisters in the Blue Family. Keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. Wrap your wings around them and help ease some of their grief. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

Bob Gordon

May 5, 2006

Chris has been working so much with all this Derby stuff. 12-14 hour shifts have been keeping us apart... It's made me think a lot of you. I miss him, but he's still here. It's made me count my blessings much more frequently then ever before. No pain is wasted, I've been told. Your sacrifice has changed us all.

Thinking of you,

May 5, 2006

We will be in Washington with honor and respect to hear your name read.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/04

Linda Rittenhouse

May 4, 2006

Hey Peter, I know you are still on watch up there looking down us. I just wanted to let you and your family know that I will be riding 250 miles to the Police Memorial in your honor May 10th-May 12th in the Police Unity Tour. It is with great honor to be riding for you Peter and to know that you be riding beside me all the way.

Officer David Cooper
Norfolk Police, Virginia

Officer David M. Cooper
Norfolk Police, Virginia

May 2, 2006

The Grignon family extends our deepest thanks to all who left messages and tributes to Peter and who have kept us in your thoughts and prayers. Peter was a great son, brother and husband. Those who knew him know how nice a guy he was. Peter is missed. Peter is loved. He will never be forgotten. Love, Dad


May 1, 2006

I used to be a explorere for five years with the department before I joined the military I did not get the pleaser of haveing the chance to meet Officer Grignon but I know he help the people of louisville fill safer since he was on the job riding the beats. He has payed the ultimate price in Law Enforcment that any officer could pay. My my thoughts and prayers are with his family,but he is still with all of us looking over us when we do our jobs.

PFC Gregory B Monroe
US Army Military Police

April 29, 2006

Dear Rebecca, and all of Pete's family and loved ones, my husband and I go to Washington D.C. about every other year for National Peace Officers Memorial Day. It is a very touching and graceful event, as I pray for my husband and all Police officers everyday, I never forget you and the ultimate sacriface your family has endured. We did not know Pete but when you have a family member in law enforcement you know and Love them all! You will be very touched and feel all the Love and admiration from officers everywhere in D.C. I know you will hold your head high and be proud to be a fine officers wife that was taken from this world to soon, he is with you at all times, and must be so very proud. My husband is a Jeffersontown Police Officer and speaks of Pete and all the other officers that have been taken from us way before their time. I pray for your strength and courage! Our children and myself have the most respect for all men and women in uniform, and pray that their Daddy and my wonderful dedicated husband comes home to us every morning. Pete is a HERO and shall never be forgotten for he is walking the streets of Heaven. If you ever need anything or anyone to talk to, I am right here!! Feel free to email me anytime. And remember when they call Peters name of fallen officers at the memorial service in D.C. , hold your head high because you have so much to be proud of! LOVING POLICE OFFICERS WIFE

Police Officers Wife
Jeffersontown Police Department

April 26, 2006

Though we never met, on 9/15/2005 I stood on top of Mt.Rainier in Washington State. I read a plaque that was placed in the summit box by your friends. I don't know if you had been there before or were planning to go there. Standing on this summit at 14,411 ft was very moving to me, but when I read this plaque a few tears began to flow. I will never forget my summit experience on Rainier, and I hope to return, your sacrifice will not be forgotten though we never met, may God bless and keep you heaven brother.
Rick Gunning
Moorestown Police Dept. NJ
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Detective Rick Gunning
Moorestown Twsp Police Dept. NJ

April 25, 2006

Officer Grignon you have paid the ultimate price doing something you love and protecting your loved ones and people you never knew. It is the thin blue and gray line that keeps the world we live in safe to raise our kids. You have paid the ultimate price and are now receiving the ultimate reward in heaven. The good loard is watching over your wife who is fighting every day in your honor for tougher laws. Rest in peace you have earned the reward.

Douglas W. Bennet
Juvenile Probation Officer
Ky Dept of Juvenile Justice

DOuglas W. Bennett
Ky Dept of Juvenile Justice

April 24, 2006

Dear Peter,

I miss you so much. I wish that you were here to see how much everyone appreciated you and what you did for them. I wish that you were here for me to call you at night when I am afraid. LOL I keep doing what you told me to do. I wish you were here so that I could just hug you and feel your arms around me. You are the most wonderful person and I am so glad I have you in my life.
I am glad that you are having a good time in heaven and I can't wait to see you there. I am so happy that I know where you are and that there is such peace in knowing that fact. Ask Jesus to keep helping me and the rest of the family. I love you sweetheart!!
Your loving wife,


April 17, 2006

Happy Easter Peter. I know you're sending love from Heaven. God bless everyone this season as we celebrate the sacrifice Christ made for us. Peter is one of the luckiest! He gets to be in Heaven for such a grand celebration. We all miss you Peter.


April 15, 2006

God bless you, Peter. Your death brought us all closer together. We love and miss you every day. We feel you with us each time we step out of our cruiser. Thank You, Brother.


April 9, 2006

The credit belongs to the one who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least fails while daring greatly. So that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Terry Donovan
spouse of Amy Lynn Donovan Austin P.D. E.O.W. 31 Oct 2004

April 4, 2006

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along,
Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone.)

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

Dance....I hope you dance.
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along. Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone)

I hope you dance

LMPD loved one

April 4, 2006

I just wanted to say what an inspiration you are. I have never seen a stronger woman and I know Peter is watching over you. I will continue to keep you and Peter in my thoughts and prayers. He is a hero and will always be remembered.

Wife of LMPD Officer

March 26, 2006

Dear Grignon Family,

We remember you every day. We think of your sacrifice. We still wear our memorial bracelets everyday.

Mrs. Grignon, your courage and faith have carried this community for more than a year. Stay strong!

LEO Wife

March 25, 2006

With this being the mark of one year I wanted to let you know I still wear your memorial band everyday. I will continue to wear this band until I retire from Law enforcement. This horrible tragedy has taught me not to take anything for granted and wearing your bracelet reminds me everyday that I go to work that it may be my last. Peter you have touched me and my family so much. You will live on forever. 216D may be 10-7 but he will never be Forgotten among Metro officers.

Officer Greg Wesley
Louisville Metro Department of Corrections

March 23, 2006

our prayers are with your family on this one year anniversary.


March 23, 2006

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