Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Daniel H. Groves

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Reflections for Corporal Daniel H. Groves

Rest in peace Brother Daniel, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

March 15, 2019

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Corporal Daniel H. Groves during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Corporal Daniel H. Groves.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

March 15, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Corporal Daniel H. Groves. Please know we are eternally grateful for Daniel’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Corporal Groves, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Colorado State Patrol for Daniel’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Corporal Grove’s family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
Law Enforcement Outreach
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department
POINT 27- a Law Enforcement Liaison

March 15, 2019

Rest in Peace Cpl. Groves. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Groves Family and the Colorado State Police.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

March 15, 2019

The Indiana State Police Superintendent, Staff, Troopers and Civilians send their most sincere condolences.

Sergeant Todd Harless
Indiana State Police

March 15, 2019

He was a great guy, great family man. Truly genuine man gone too early. I appreciate and respect his 12 years of bravery and dignity that he spent serving his country.

Drill Sargent

March 15, 2019

As a future law enforcement officer, this deeply troubles me. The fact that someone is so ignorant that they would speed in the first place let alone in a snowstorm. Your sacrifice will always be remembered.

Jonathan Brady
Police Supporter
13 Years old

March 15, 2019

On behalf of the members of the American Association of State Troopers, Inc. (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to the family of Corporal Daniel H. Groves, as well as, the members of the Colorado State Police. 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.

Keith Barbier, President
American Association of State Troopers, Inc.

March 15, 2019

Thank you sir for your sacrifice and service. Prayers for your family and agency.

Deputy W. Johnson (Retired)
Richmond Co. S. O. Augusta, Ga.

March 15, 2019

Corporal Groves, may our good Lord immerse you and those you have left behind in His Divine Mercy. May He grant you peace, where there is no more pain, no more tears, only eternal bliss and heavenly joy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

I'm a civilian who cares & appreciates the dedicated and unselfish service rendered by our police officers. I pray for them everyday, living or dead.

March 15, 2019

Rest In Peace. We will take the watch from here.

Police Officer Hunter Anderson
Sheridan Police Department

March 15, 2019

Psalm 15.
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept.of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

March 15, 2019

Thank you for your service sacrifice. Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Les Steveson
Douglas County Sheriff"s Office

March 14, 2019

Rest in Peace my Brother. Prayers sent!

Bobby White,
Deputy Sheriff/Special Agent (retired)
Monterey County California Sheriff's Department/Federal Aviation Administration

March 14, 2019

RIP brother!

Corporal Jèan-Harold Astree
Fairburn Police

March 14, 2019

Rest in peace Corporal Groves. Prayers for you, your family, and all your brothers in Blue.

Joseph Hart-Bowley

March 14, 2019

The thoughts, hearts and prayers of everyone here at CCPD go out to the families, both blood and blue, of Corporal Groves. May the Good Lord give you strength, comfort and peace.
He swore an oath to serve and protect and he made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of that oath.

Go with God.
Lt. Michael V. Caldwell, Chaplain

March 14, 2019

RIP, Corporal Groves. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

March 14, 2019

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

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

March 14, 2019

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service. May your sacrifice and memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

March 14, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Groves.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 14, 2019

I worked with Dan for a short time. Great trooper and an even better man. He will be missed.

Sergeant Ryan Holmes
Colorado State Patrol

March 14, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

March 14, 2019

RIP Corporal Groves. Sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. Salute and Respect

Constable Tessa Le Roux
South African Police Service

March 14, 2019

I am sorry to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Corporal Daniel H. Groves. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members the Colorado State Patrol

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

March 14, 2019

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