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Officer Patrick Lynn Grun

Memorial Villages Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 6, 1987

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Reflections for Officer Patrick Lynn Grun

It still doesn't get any easier even after 31 years. Thank you for being the best friend any person could ask for. I miss you every day and I know you are with me all the time. Until we meet again!

Officer Molly Thurman
Katy ISD Police Department

January 9, 2018

30 years ago today I lost my best friend. You are always in my heart and on my mind. I will never forget that day and I hope I never have to go through that again. Rest in Peace my friend! Until we meet again!

Officer Molly Thurman
Katy ISD Police Department

January 6, 2017

Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. It has been 29 years today since you were killed. You were my best friend and you are terribly missed. I still see some of the guys and we still have some good laughs. I finally got to go to the Memorial and I was able to scratch your name. I keep it along with your photos. Thanks for being such a great friend!

Officer Molly Thurman
Katy ISD Police Department

January 6, 2016

Patrick you are remembered every day for the sacrifice you made. It is coming up on the holidays and you will be missed. Peace be with you. Love always,

Retired Deputy Joyce Grun
Harris County Sheriff's Office

November 22, 2014

I often think back of the escorts we rode together. I sure miss those days. And I really miss working with you.

Sgt. G.W. Howard
Retired Humble P.D.

August 26, 2014

RIP, Pat I miss the good old days we worked together .

Lieutenant G T Sorrell
Memorial Villages PD

May 19, 2014

You're the hero who lives forever in our hearts, Officer Grun. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Memorial Village and the great State of Texas

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 5, 2013

Rest in peace, Officer Grun. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 6, 2012

"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

February 14, 2008



January 1, 2008

May Our Lord bless you and your loved ones.

January 6, 2007

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

January 2, 2007

You will always be remembered and missed.

Paul Guerra
Memorial Villages P D Comm. 1983-1999

August 24, 2006

Officer Grun, may you rest in peace, you are a true hero and THANK YOU for your service, watch after us down here, my prayers are with your family.

Officer JD Green
Manvel Police Department, Texas

December 21, 2005

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

May God grant you eternal peace and bring comfort to your loved ones.

January 6, 2005

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