Daniel H. Groves
1967 - 2019
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Groves, Daniel H.
1967 - 2019

Corporal Daniel Howard Groves, Age 52 of Johnstown, Colorado, youngest son of Howard and Eileen Groves of Orland Park, Illinois, passed away following an accident that claimed his life in the line of duty on March 13th 2019. He is survived by his parents; his partner of more than two years, Eddie Gomez; and his siblings, Jeffery, Jane, Peggy, and Donna; their spouses; and a loving extended family of nieces and nephews. A lifelong call to service led him to fulfilling his dream of becoming a police officer by joining the Colorado State Patrol in 2007. Prior to his career with CSP, he had a career in the technology services industry at Harris Associates in Chicago, Illinois. A kind and spiritual man, he will be fondly remembered by all as a man with an infinite capacity to love, and a genuine desire to protect and serve. While his watch has ended, may all take comfort in knowing he is now watching over us. Funeral Service will be Thursday, March 21st 2019, 10:00am at LifeBridge Church, 10345 Ute Hwy, Longmont. You may leave condolences and share memories at www.HoranCares.com.

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Published in Denver Post on Mar. 17, 2019.
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April 10, 2019
Thank you so much Officer for all your days of dedication, hours of servitude, and years of courage and bravery. You are a hero.
March 30, 2019
My condolences to the family.May the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comfort all who mourn sustain your family during this difficult time. His words at Isaiah 61:1,2.also Romans 15:13.
March 29, 2019
Dan was a wonderful, funny and kind man. I worked with him at Harris Associates for nearly 10 years. He followed his dream when he left Harris and I admired that. I enjoyed keeping up on him on FB and will miss his thought provoking posts. Many prayers for his partner, parents, family and many, many friends.
Dawn Ellis
March 29, 2019
Dear Howard, Eileen and family we are so saddened to hear about Daniel and offer our deepest condolences to the Groves family. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. Matthew 5:4
March 29, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dave Sandlund
March 28, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 129:76.
March 28, 2019
Lived a hero. Died a hero. Forever in my mind and heart, Super Groovy Grover. Miss your random jokes, texts, and messages already. Thinking of the rest of the Groves family - and sweet Eddie too.


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Carin "Yoshi" Lawrence (Lynn)
March 28, 2019
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Robert Rudman
March 28, 2019
As a parent myself, my condolence goes out to you both Howard and Eileen. I wish you and the family much comfort and support now and in the days to come. May you find encouragement in the words found at 2Thess.2:16,17
March 26, 2019
Dan pursued his dream, and I have so much respect for that. He was a pleasure to work with, a wonderful guy in so many ways.
Ed Loeb
March 25, 2019
I worked with Dan for many years at Harris Associates. He was a great guy and fun to be around. I remember how happy he was to move to Colorado and begin his career in enforcement. I extend my deepest sympathy to Dan's partner, family and friends on this tragic loss.
Barbara Dinaso
March 24, 2019
I met Dan 1 time while I substituted as Dispatcher. Love my CSP family
Lisa Stovall
March 21, 2019
Please accept our deepest sympathy. We both remember Dan from St. Norbert College. He was simply a good man... a really nice guy and we are so sad this happened. We'll never forget him and will keep Dan and all who miss him in our prayers.
P.J. & Amy (Koscik) Eberhardt - SNC 91
March 21, 2019
Thank you for your service Trooper Graves. R.I.P. and may God bless you, your family, friends and all Law Enforcement.
Barbara Jamison
March 21, 2019
Thank you for your service Corporal Groves, hero. My heart is broken for your family and I pray for them.
D McCaw
March 21, 2019
I received a ticket a few days ago, for failing to move over in my lane, while a Trooper worked on the soft shoulder giving a citation. I was not speeding, but I was driving distracted as a relative was on the phone to me. I saw the officer, and never realized I should have moved over. A young trooper stopped me, and I didn't even realize why I was being stopped. He explained the law, and also mentioned Officer Groves. I had heard of Officer Groves death, and I was so sad that something I just did could have caused the same result to another officer. It was a lesson quickly learned. I will never let that happen again. I prayed for officer Groves and his family that evening. I have lost loved ones, and my heart aches for his family. I paid my ticket gladly, and will make a donation to the fallen officers fund. Rest in Peace Officer Groves. As a mother myself, my heart goes out to your Mother and family.
March 20, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. It was a blessing to know Dan during our days together at St. Norbert's in DePere Wisconsin. He was an exceptional person and had an amazing spirit. Dan will be missed but his memory of good works gives us all solace.
Anthony Jahn
March 20, 2019
Thank you for your service Corporal Groves. May you rest in Eternal Peace. Our deep sympathy to all who knew and loved him.
B Hill
March 20, 2019
Clear skies, brother in blue. You will always be remembered
E Brazzil
March 20, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to CPL Groves' family. Though we never knew him we are appreciative of all those who serve and protect, and are so deeply sorrowed when one of our finest is lost. May the peace that only God can provide be yours abundantly in your time of sorrow.
Randy and Peggy Malcom
March 19, 2019
With my deepest sympathy. A fellow officer in blue. Rest In Peace.
March 19, 2019
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March 19, 2019
Dan was a very kind and generous person. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and worked hard at whatever he did. It is a sheer tradgedy that he was taken while working at the job of his dreams. He had a truly remarkable spirit and will be greatly missed by all those that knew him.

I was very lucky to work closely with Dan for 5 years...he was a fixture on our team and had an infectious sense of humor. Everyone loved him.

God will shine light on his soul in heaven.
Dermot Putnam
March 18, 2019
Dan, you will always be a perpetual light in the lives of those who knew you. May the memories we have continue to shine brightly and keep your spirit forever alive in our hearts. You are beloved and will be missed dearly.
Gary Marek
March 18, 2019
Words seem so inadequate when a loved one goes
to eternal rest. May time ease your pain and '
Ann Foxton
March 18, 2019
The Mountain View Police Department sends its sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this difficult time. Trooper Groves is a hero and will his memory will live on forever.
March 18, 2019
I worked with Dan all of his years at Harris Associates. He was a kind friend and colleague who would do anything to help. He was missed when he left and I'm sure will be greatly missed now by his family & friends. So tragic. My sympathy to Dan's partner and family. Sincerely, Carol Zeng
Carol Zeng
March 18, 2019
CPL Groves, Thank You for your service. The citizens of the State of Colorado appreciate all you did for us.
March 18, 2019
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March 17, 2019
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March 17, 2019
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Kristi Rowsell
March 17, 2019
So sorry, for you loss. Prayers and heartfelt thanks for his service.
Marjorie Vigil
March 17, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss and so grateful for Daniel's service to our community. Please accept our condolences.
Cassidy Family
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