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

To the family of dave grove may godbless each and every one of you,dave will be missed by many.
i have spent a lot of time with dave hunting upland birds and deer,i will never forget you dave,my friend and hunting buddy
dave your watch here now over, go in peace my friend,and we will never forget what you have done here!


November 22, 2010

May God bless your friends and family during this most difficult time. I pray that you are soaring high on Angel's wings.
Captain Jon Jensen

Captain Jon Jensen
Department Of Defense DLA

November 21, 2010

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

November 21, 2010

Thank you for your service and Sacrifice.

CRO J Clendening
Glades County Sheriffs Office (FL)

November 21, 2010

Dave, although I never met or worked with you, it is obvious that you exemplify what it takes to be a good conservation officer. There's no doubt, this profession we share, was more than just a job to you. Using your knowledge, you set up in an area you knew to be right for spotlighting and despite working alone as most CO's do, you bravely and without hesitation stopped the vehicle you saw casting the light. Knowing the occupants quite possibly were armed, you put your own safety second to that of innocent citizens, who may or may not have known they were in very real danger of having a rifle round zip through the wall of their home, all because some poacher wanted to shoot a deer at night. You did everything by the book in making the stop and when the coward decided to fire on you, you defended yourself and the citizens of Pennsylvania valiantly, and as you were trained. My brother in green, although your work here on earth is done, please know that those of us left behind have the watch, and will continue to fight the battle you cared so strongly for; a battle you sacrificed your life for. May your days in eternity be filled with the sights and sounds you enjoyed; canada geese filling the air with their sounds on a cold winter morning as they circle a corn field, a majestic whitetail buck proudly standing along a woodline, the morning sun breaking the horizon with the frost glistening on the hillsides and the unbelievable brightness of a November full moon illuminating the whitetail deer feeding below it. Rest easy Brother.

Maryland Natural Resources Police

November 20, 2010

You are a hero and will be remembered by all that you touched. You served your agency in the highest standars and will be honored in that manner. Your service will always be remembered.

Colonel Joel T. Wilkinson
Maine Warden Service
President- Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs

Colonel Joel T. Wilkinson
Maine Warden Service

November 20, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Grove. Your service will not be forgotten. Det. Downing VBPD and former DWCO PA Fish & Boat Commission.

Detective Tom Downing
Virginia Beach Police Department

November 19, 2010

Rest in Peace,condolences to the family & Department members who have to go on in this crazy world !

patrol Officer
Cleveland Ohio P.D. retired

November 19, 2010

RIP Brother.....


November 19, 2010

Rest in peace brother. God Bless you and your family.

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

November 19, 2010

Rest in Peace Officer Grove, thank you for your service

US Park Ranger

November 18, 2010

Officer Grove- your short lived life was not in vain, you died protecting Gods creation and the citizens of your State. For which, I am sure you will be rewarded by our Heavenly Father. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this time and the days ahead. Rest in Peace my brother.

Officer Dan Vogel
NC Wildlife Resources Commission

November 18, 2010

Rest in peace brother officer, may God comfort your family during this difficult time.

Officer Jane M. Tucker (retired)
Lower Merion Twp.

November 17, 2010



November 17, 2010

Rest In Peace, Officer Grove.

Lt T Carr

November 17, 2010

WCO Grove, You are the epitamy of bravery, doing one of the most dangerous jobs a LEO can have. My thoughts and prayers to your family, friends, and fellow WCO brothers and sisters. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten and your service will forever be praised by God. RIP Brother.

SGT. J.D. Brooks
Taneytown (MD) Police Dept.

November 17, 2010

To the family and friends of Officer David Grove and his fellow conservation officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when David was tragically killed in such a brutal and senseless murder.

To Officer Grove's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. To his parents, I share your anquish in losing a beloved child which is surely life's greatest sorrow, and I hold you in my heart's embrace. David will always be honored and revered.

My son was also an organ donor and both his kidney and heart recipient attended the four month trial of the men who murdered my son. Through the years it has been so comforting to know that others live today because of the gift of life organ donation makes possible. How very noble
that your beloved David made this last and most splendid gift of life.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service David gave to his community and the citizens of Pennsylvania as a conservation officer, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 11, 2010.

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

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 17, 2010

Conservation Officers from throughout the world are deeply saddened with the loss of our brother David Grove. Our prayers are with with Dave's family that God will comfort them through these tough times and give them strength during the difficult days ahead.

Capt. Steve Wayne
Fl Fish & Wildlife

November 17, 2010

Rest in Peace Officer Grove. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Thanks for your service. Terry F. Zech


November 17, 2010

To the family of David Grove, my deepest sympathy. However, Dave's watch on earth may have ended, but he now has a bigger role to perform, which is to watch over the rest of us and protect us. He will be missed by all who knew him, and he will never be forgotten by any of us. May God bless us all.

Sgt. Robert E. Funt
Littlestown Police Dept. Adams County, PA

November 17, 2010

RIP brother Dave.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Dave, words can not express the sorrow I felt when I heard you were officer killed. I will remember the good times we had at the Avenue, Delisio's and Dunlap's. I can not understand why you were taken at such a young age. It just doesn't make sense. Your death will stretch the Thin Blue Line to the breaking point, but to honor you, we will not snap, we will not break. Good bye my friend and until we meet again...

Det. Dennis Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

November 16, 2010


widow of detroit police officer brian eric huff eow 5-3-10

November 16, 2010

On behalf of all the members of Hillside Hunt Club, NY we wish to extend our sincere condolences the Officer David Groves family and co workers. May God watch over you and your family. You will never be forgotten.


November 16, 2010

As the parents of a fellow game warden who was killed by a poacher, our hearts go out to your family as another senseless killing has taken one of the best from our Law Enforcement family. There will always remain that giant hole in your heart that only those who have lost a child can seem to understand. Look to those around you as well as your law enforcement family in your time of grief-we are here for you. God be with you in this time of need.

Pat and Allen Hurst
parents of Texas Game Warden Justin Hurst EOW 3/17/07

November 16, 2010

I was proud to be part of the caravan of PGC officers and PSP troopers that escorted Officer Grove's body from Lehigh Valley Hospital to the Gift of Life Foundation in Philadelphia. In the spirit of a true American Hero, Officer Grove was an organ and tissue donor. His final gift will enable many others to heal, and he will live on in the bodies of many grateful people.
Thank you, Pa. State Police, for your support, your top-notch investigation and speedy arrest of the suspect, and your escort to Philly and then home to Adams County.
The real irony in his passing is that he wrote an article for the Pennsylvania Game News, our agency's magazine, entitled "A Shot in the Dark," about an investigation into a night time poaching incident. It was published in the November issue.
My deepest condolences to Officer Grove's family. He has been in my thoughts since I got the dreaded phone call Friday morning. Please know that he died doing something that our unique band of law enforcement professionals is passionate about: Being a guardian for the wild creatures, wilderness, and people that we are sworn by duty to protect.
Rest in peace, brother. I know you will be watching over us out in the woods and on those dark, lonely back roads forever.

Lt. R.M. Bertoni, Whitehall Police
and DWCO, Pa. Game Commission

November 16, 2010

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