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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

David, may you and your loved ones now have some peace in this world with the verdict. Your Angela has been a constant souce of comfort and support to me and I am sure that you and my beloved worked that out up in heaven...

Pam Robtoy
Fiance of US Deputy Marshal John Perrry EOW 3/8/11

October 2, 2012

Rest in Peace officer Grove

Master-at-Arms 2nd class Nikolai G. Kush
United States Navy Force Protection

October 2, 2012

Rest in peace

philadelphia police dept

June 23, 2012

Dave I never met you, but I still cry a tear everytime I think about you. My supervisor was your class mate which makes you all the more special to me. I cannot imagine the terror, the fear and the pain that you experienced on a dark country road on November 11th, 2010, but I can imagine the courage, the honor and the heroism you displayed. You made all of us serving in this fine agency so extremely proud! We'd give anything to have you back. Rest in peace my brother. Though you are gone, you are not forgotten by your brothers left behind serving on the thin green line. God bless the Pennsylvania Game Commission. God bless the memory of David Grove.

David I Wright, Dep.Conservation Officer
Pennsylvania Game Commission

March 30, 2012

my son is a police officer in sydney australia.

god bless and rest in peace.

steve gordon

February 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 11, 2011

Dave, it has been a year since you were taken from us. There are many friends and I'm sure family members who are remembering you in their own way. You are not forgotten.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

November 11, 2011

Tomorrow starts the Police Unity Tour and I am honored that I will be riding in memory of Officer Grove. My thoughts and prayer go out to his Family and co-workers

Police Officer Edward Foga II
Willingboro Police Dept. Willingboro, New Jersey

May 8, 2011

This year at the Police Unity Tour, a really good friend of mine will ride in your honor. You died doing a job that I'm sure you loved. I pray that your memories fill your family's hearts. Rest in peace.

Police Officer L. Garcia
Los Angeles Police Department

April 25, 2011

Thinking of you and your family today. I am sure that you are watching down on them from heaven. How beautiful heaven must be, with the angels of God and you a bright angel indeed, patroling the gates of the almighty. Bless your family and friends this day and everyday. May your love shine on in their hearts and lives.


April 24, 2011

How can we ever thank all of you for the many ways in which you prayed for,supported, and encouraged us through the death of our son. We wish we could thank each of you in person, but we know that is not possible. Many of you shared your memories and stories with us. You will never know how much they have meant to our family. Many of them we had never heard before and helped us to see what kind of a man he had become. We knew how special he was to us, but to hear everyone tell their stories helped us to know that David's memory will go on in your hearts for a long time. Many of you drove from all over the United States to be here for his viewing/funeral. It just goes to show how strong the bond is with officers. It has just truly amazed us and even overwhelmed us at times. Thank you all for everything you have done. May God richly bless each of you. We cannot thank you enough for your support.

Lucy Grove
David's mother

January 17, 2011

You are a greatly missed, but thought of so often. Thank you for spreading your enthusiasm and joy for life every time you entered our home. Your legacy will live on through the many memories we have of you and the important lessons you taught. We miss you and love you. Kris, Angela and Rebeka Krebs

Angela Krebs
PGC Warden Wife

January 14, 2011

Dave it's hard to believe it's already been a month since we returned your body to the earth from which it came. I'm sorry I never got to know you, although you had a huge impact on my daughter who had the privelage to be in a hunters ed class you taught. After attending the service in your honor, and hearing from those who knew you, I realize you are where we all hope to be. To the Grove family, I would never say I know how you feel, we all know our father in heaven has the time of our return home written when he delivers us here. Dave certainly made the most of his time here, he was the model which all of us strive to be. He may not be here in person, but he's still here with all of us, and for that I am grateful.


December 22, 2010

To the friends and family members of Conservation Officer David Grove,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Session 49
Zone Five Police Academy, NY

Session 49
Zone Five Police Academy

December 18, 2010

God must have needed a game warden in heaven. RIP brother! We will take the fight from here.

Deputy Sheriff/Son of Game Warden
Campbell County Sheriff's Office

December 15, 2010

Dave was a bright young man with even a brighter future. Dave was a person who loved his job, his family and cared about his fellow officers. He was a Game Warden not to make money but for a cause he beleived in and held close to his heart. We use to golf at charitable golf tournaments together outside of work. I think the thing I will remember the most is we used to kid around who was the better golfer. If anyone saw us golfing, the answer would have been "anyone but you two". We were planning on golfing at the next C.O.P.S. tournament next spring. It's nice to know that one of the causes we supported and believed in actually helped out Dave's family after he was killed. Dave may be gone but will never be forgotten. Those actions taken that cold night of November may save officer lives in the future.

Jason DeCoskey, Chief
PA Game Commission

December 13, 2010

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 whos 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell


December 11, 2010

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer David Grove and the Pennsylvania Game Commission during this time. Thank you, Officer Grove, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

December 2, 2010

It is sad to see a life has to be taken in order to enforce laws that seem menial to others. However, I am glad there are people like yourself that are willing to "Lay down their lives as others have done before them". Your dedication to your profession will be missed. I Have worked with many of your co-workers and have nothing but respect for the Pa. Game Commission. Rest in Peace. Your job is done. Enjoy the rest of your days in heaven.

Cpl E C Gibson
Pennsylvania State Police (RET)

December 2, 2010

Rest in Peace

Pennsylvania State Police

November 25, 2010

As you celebrate this, your first Thanksgiving without your loved one, please be aware that his service and sacrifice where not in vain. Though these words are small comfort on a day such as this, his brothers and sisters in law enforcement shall ensure that he and you are never forgotten! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, may GOD bless you and keep you on this and every day!

Deportation Officer

November 25, 2010

As a Game Wardens Wife, Officer David Groves Story made its way into our hearts and home. My Husband and 4 other Maine Game Wardens Drove to PA to honor your son and be a part of the Honor Guard lining the road. Today we think of your Family on Thanksgiving Day and pray for comfort through this senseless loss especially around the Holidays. His Name will Never be forgotten, even though we never met him his memorial card is on our refrigerator. We will continue to think and pray for your family. God Bless.....

Jane Clukey
A Wardens Wife

November 25, 2010

Brother David,

Please keep the gates of heaven open for the rest of us.

R.I.P. my Brother

Cpl. Robert L. Padgett (ret)
La Plata P.D.

November 24, 2010

May God give your family the strength to get through this difficult time. Heroes will never be forgotten and YOU SIR are a hero. I salute you.

Detective Senior Sergeant (Retired)
Victoria Police, Australia

November 24, 2010

Dear family of Office Grove,

How my heart aches for you all. My son-in-law was your sons age when he made the ultimate sacrifice, while reconstructing a car accident, a driver not paying attention hit and killed him. He was like my son. I was thinking about you, the viewing and funeral you just had for your son was over whelming. It brings back so many memories, and there is a lot more events to come. I wish I could give you a hug for support. Every time I heard your sons name on the news, I felt like I was hearing about our David all over again, both name David and 31 yrs old. So young and loved what they did. May God help all of you as you take one day at a time. Your in my heart and prayers.

Deb Leib
M-I-L of Officer David Tome EOW 10-21-08

November 22, 2010

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