Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Wildlife Conservation Officer David Lynn Grove

Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Reflections for Wildlife Conservation Officer David Lynn Grove

Our condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of this officer.
Rest in peace.....

Officer Brewer - Retired
KPD Washington State

November 15, 2010

Rest in Peace Officer Grove, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You will never be forgotten.

Det. James Pollock Jr.
Muhlenberg Twp. PD, Pennsylvania

November 15, 2010

Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice to protect both public safety and our wildlife resources. Thoughts of comfort and prayers to your family and your co-workers with the PA Game Commission

Officer Jeff Lee
Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

November 15, 2010

WCO Grove, thank you for your service and may you rest in peace. Although i did not know you personally i do know many of your fellow Officers with the PGC and can't thank them enough for the backup/assistance they provide for our Dep.. They are great LEOs just as you are. Your service will not be forgotten

Park Ranger Benjamin Arnold
York Co. Park Police

November 15, 2010

As we mourn the loss of one of our own, may the hand of God provide comfort and peace to your friends and family. Rest in Peace brother Grove, your watch is over.

DWCO Michael Yeck
PA Game Commission

November 15, 2010

WCO Dave Grove, Thank you for your service in the protection of your state’s wildlife resources and its citizens who enjoy hunting and fishing those resources. You will be missed and remembered by those citizens you protected and the game enforcement officers in the nation. Rest in peace brother!

Game Warden Larry A. Estrada
Game Warden Office, DES Fort Gordon, Georgia (Augusta)

November 15, 2010

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

November 15, 2010

On behalf of the 6,174 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Officer Grove’s family as well as the members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

November 15, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with Dave's family, Angie, and to my fellow officers. There are no words to explain the deep pain and sorrow I feel in my heart for my boss, my partner, my friend. I have worked along side Dave for the past two years to become a Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer. Dave is the reason I became a DWCO. His passion, dedication and commitment to the job that he loved, his faith in God, his devotion to his family are just a few of this outstanding young man's character.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God" Matthew 5:9

DWCO Hal Heagy
PA GAme Commission

November 15, 2010

Dave was a wonderful freind and co worker. Working with him in HTE and helping him to train his deputies was a joy. His personality and freindship will be deeply missed buy me and my family andthe forestry team and littlestown SR.High .All of te kids at school will deeply miss his guidence which lead the to nationals this year.
God Bless you David Grove...

Thomas Dunchack II
HTE instructor

November 14, 2010

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:9

RIP brother may God comfort your family and friends.

Lt. Joe McCurdy
Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office Fl.

November 14, 2010

Rest in peace brother, say hello to our friends there in heaven and know you will never be forgotten. Prayers to your family and coworkers

Police Officer
San Antonio PD

November 14, 2010

I am deeply saddened by this incident. My heart go out to Officer Groves family and friends. Rest in peace my brother. Gods speed.

Spl. Agent Kevin Morris (Retired)
Norfolk Sounhern Rwy. Police

November 14, 2010


OFC. B. Munson
Smithsburg P.D.

November 14, 2010

God bless Officer Grove watch over us from heaven and rest in peace our dear brother.

Detective Daryl Reece
Baltimore County Md PD

November 14, 2010

You will not be forgotten by your brother and sister officers of the Boston Police Dept. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept

November 14, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 14, 2010

Rest in Peace David.
Thank you for your service. You are with God now.


November 14, 2010

Rest In Peace Brother. Protect us from up above now.


November 14, 2010



November 14, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of WCO/Officer David Grove. Apart of LE has lost a brave solider and I'm sure he'll be missed. RIP my friend, you finished your watch down here, starting your new beat in the heavens...

Lieutenant Cedric Smith
Mississippi Dept Of Corrections

November 14, 2010

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Officer Grove during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol

November 14, 2010

Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. May God comfort and bless your family, friends and fellow officers.

Sgt. G. T. Martin
Collier Co. S.O. (FL)

November 14, 2010



November 13, 2010

God bless WCO Grove,his family and the rest of the law enforcement community.I have personally lost fellow collegues and close friends inthe line of duty and it is allways very difficult.To this officers family you will soon find out how wonderful your loved ones fellow officers truly are.May you rest easy now WCO Grove you are now in gods hands and please continue to watch over your brothers and sisters in the law enforcement as well as everyone else.


November 13, 2010

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