Slain Pa. wildlife officer remembered as dedicated
WAYNESBORO, Pa. – Mourners at the funeral of a Pennsylvania wildlife conservation officer killed during a poaching investigation are remembering him as a devout Christian, a dedicated officer and a loving family man.
The funeral for 31-year-old David Grove was held Sunday at Waynesboro Senior High School in central Pennsylvania. It drew more than 1,000 mourners, including law enforcement officials nationwide and Gov. Ed Rendell.
Community members lined Main Street after the funeral to pay their last respects to Grove. He was shot and killed Nov. 11.
The suspect in Grove's killing was arrested the next day at a hunting camp. The county district attorney has said he will likely seek the death penalty.
Grove was the first Pennsylvania game warden killed in the line of duty in 95 years.