106 For the Fallen: WCO David Grove – Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove was known for his infectious smile, his deep faith, and his professionalism and commitment to the people and wildlife of his home state. On a quiet Veterans Day evening in 2010, Officer Grove was arresting a poacher when the suspect – a convicted felon – pulled a gun from his waistband and began firing. Despite having been shot, Officer Grove continued to return fire until he was fatally struck. He was 31 years old. Retired PGC Deputy Executive Director Thomas Grohol shares his memories of the incident, the aftermath, and the continuing legacy of an exemplary officer.

“It is not how these officers died that made them heroes; it is how they lived.” ~ National Law Enforcement Memorial, Washington, DC

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036 Dedicated to the Fallen – Badge 36 Retired

In a memorial podcast dedicated to the fallen, and in honor of police week, we explore some cases where Wardens were lost in the line of duty.  We dedicate this show to our brothers and sisters of special outdoor law enforcement that have been lost unexpectedly.  This is an episode is dedicated to Retired Badge #36 and the Wardens who sacrificed it all.  End of Watch.

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Here’s What We Discuss:

  • Police Week, Tribute to Friends
  • Wardens that Sacrificed
  • 1981 Bill Pogue
  • Moment of Silence
  • SW Idaho, Mandatory Carry
  • William Pogue and Conley Elms
  • Jan 5, 1981
  • Monuments, Granite Rock
  • Bull Camp
  • Director Moore
  • 21 Gun Salute
  • Blake Phillips, Retire Idaho FG
  • Butch Cassidy Legend
  • Something Tragic, An Inscription “End of Watch”
  • This is Murder One, Not Self Defense
  • Pogue was an Artist
  • Elms was a Fly Fisherman
  • Retrain, Re-Tool, Learn from the Bad
  • nagwmucm@hotmail.com
  • East Coast – James Spignesi
  • Working the Jackers, Nov 20, 1998
  • Shooting After Hours
  • Jury Trial, No Closure, No Justice
  • Memorial Fund, $10,000 Scholarship
  • University of Connecticut Conservation Enforcement Program
  • Memorial 5k Run  October
  • The Call You Never Want to Get
  • West Moore, Scott Phillips
  • Quote by Col Kevin Jordan
  • Prayer by Scott McIntosh Texas