Friday, November 12, 2010

David Grove Remembered

Adams County Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove, gunned down while protecting Pennsylvania's Wildlife.

Game Commision State Match 2004

Last night at around 10:30 pm David Grove 31 was shot and killed during a traffic stop involving poachers shooting deer.

The media nationwide is reporting the tragedy that occurred just two counties away near the historic Gettysburg Battlefield.  Googling David Grove WCO will provide up-to-date news of the incident.

I first met David when he was commissioned as a Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer in neighboring Franklin County back in 2001.  During the following years we attended training sessions together.  My memories of David are of his fresh young face and his great sense of humor never missing a chance to good naturedly rib his fellow officers.

Our sympathies go out to David's family and to his fellow officers.


Lois Evensen said...

Condolences for the loss of your friend and a good man who was just doing his job. Condolences also to his family. So very sad.

Montanagirl said...

My condolences to you as well.

Brad Myers said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Grove family. I am all to close to LODD and they are always hard times.

Elaine said...

What a very sad event. My sympathies to all his family and friends.

Meggie said...

OMG, Coy! I've seen this story on the News and never realized that you may have personally known this young man. Such a tragedy! I certainly hope they prosecute to the full extent of the law. Do people not realize there is a responsibility with owning a gun? I took a gun course at our local sportsman's club and I couldn't believe the mentality of some of the students attending the class. Such idiots! It was an eye opening experience! I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend and a true hero.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh gosh...he is the age of my daughter. Oh..people don't realize what a dangerous job that can be. That is really tragic.....Michelle