Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Kieran John "Kenny" Grant

Westchester County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, November 1, 1979

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kieran John "Kenny" Grant

Dear Mr. Grant, You may be surprised to hear this but not a day goes by that I don't think of you! Or prya for you! You were far too humble to realize the impact you had on my "little-girl" life! Your kindness to my Dad--even though he struggled so--was such an example of Jesus' kindness. You exemplified the words "Whatsover you do to the least of these, you do unto me." You couold only be the exemplary officer you were because you were an exemplary man first! And, I reaped the benefits of your example! I'm so grateful and blessed. And, that daughter of yours, in fact, your whole beautiful family has taken their pain and suffering and transformed it making it a crucible of love from which they receive the strength to help and care for others. SO, thank you dear Mr. Grant! Well done, good and faithful servant! Well done! Love, Audrey

Audrey C.
Oakwood Drive

February 16, 2016

We love you Mr. Grant and miss you. Your legacy of love and good will is indelible. We see this in your beautiful family and in all your loved ones, friends, co-workers and even those you helped that were strangers to you. Brightest blessings ...


Lisa P.
Buena Vista

Lisa P.
Buena Vista

February 14, 2016

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

November 1, 2015

Grew up as a kid knowing him and his family, they lived across the street from me. Ironically I grew up and joined the same dept. Rest In Peace Kieran.

P.O Robert W. Brown #1120
Westchester County Police Dept.

November 1, 2015

I said a little prayer today for Deputy Sheriff Grant and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 26, 2015

"I received the news today that Mr. Jose C. Gonzales has died in prison on July 6, 2014, fulfilling his 25 years to LIFE sentence," Grant's daughter, Andrea Conneely, said in a statement. "I have exercised my personal voice by delivering my Victim Impact Statement to the New York State Parole Board every two years in which I highlighted accountability for one's actions. I now know that Mr. Gonzales will never kill anyone else and that no other family will have to endure the suffering and loss we have collectively felt over the last 35 years."

Gonzales had been denied parole five times, and was due to go before the panel again the week of July 21.

Lt. D McArthur
Westchester Co PD Retired

November 1, 2014

Even allowing your killer to see a Parole Board is a slap in the face of you, your family, and the department you served. God willing the board members realize that and many your family take solice in knowing how many feel that way. I prey God will leave them with the happy memories of the love and lost and the solem pride which must be thiers to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.


July 10, 2012

I was appalled when I read the memorial and learned that the suspect actually stood over this officer and basically executed him by standing over him and shooting three times?!
I have sent off my NO PAROLE Letter and would urge anyone who reads this to do the same.
R.I.P. officer...God is watching over you now.
You will never be forgotten!

Bill John Wood
Family of law enforcement

July 9, 2012

A "No Parole" letter for the thug that killed you has been sent. You will never be forgotten!

daughter of slain Special Agent J. Robert Porter
E.O.W. 8/9/79

Kristi Porter
Police Family Survivor

July 9, 2012

Westchester Correction and Sheriffs shared much back in my time frame, having once been one department. On that terrible day in November we shared this loss to our ranks as one.

I have written my letter to DENY this cowardly killer freedom and hope all our members of service will join in that effort!

Warden George Hall
Westchester County NY DOC - RETIRED

July 8, 2012

I will be sending my letter,and all my prayers to keep this cop killer in prison the rest of his life where he belongs to be.
Thank you Kieran for your service and may God Bless You,
Tom Fairley

Former Police Officer
Bay St Louis Mississippi Police Dept.

July 6, 2012

I have just sent my letters to the Parol Board, Rest in peace, Brother of the Badge.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoie PD

July 5, 2012

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 5, 2012

I just learned of the parole date for the murderer of Deputy Grant. I will be sending out my NO PAROLE letters today. May you rest in peace, Deputy Grant!

Gregory Leeb
Grandson of retired NYPD officer

July 5, 2012

My Daddy:

Thirty years ago this month, on my birthday, you were taken from us in a most horrific way. Your loss is incalculable. And, while it sounds like a cliche, not a day goes by without my missing you, thinking of you, and praying for you, Mommy and Annie. May you, who now sleep in Christ, find in his presence light, happiness, and peace.

Rest in Peace, Daddy,


Raymond T. Grant
Kieran Grant's Son

November 30, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 7, 2009

Deputy Grant your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 23, 2008

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 26, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.
25 years would have been 2004, it is now 2007 this writer hopes your killer ends up serving life.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 30, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

November 1, 2004

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace .

Poliec Officer
Chicago Police

August 22, 2004

Deputy Sheriff Grant,
I want you to know that your daughter Andrea grew up into a fun loving and brilliant person. She is touching lives everyday and helping others who have lost an officer while serving to keep us all free.

Mark Edmondson

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