Slain Pa. game warden Grove remembered at funeral

This undated photo provided by the Pennsylvania Game Commission shows 31-year-old Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove. Police are searching for a person of interest in the fatal shooting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission officer who was investigating reports of illegal hunting activity. The game commission says Grove was shot and killed Thursday night in Freedom Township, Adams County. State police say Christopher Lynn Johnson is being sought for questioning and should be considered armed and dangerous. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Game Commission)

November 21, 2010 2:35:07 PM PST
The body of a slain Pennsylvania game warden is on its way to the cemetery following a funeral at which he was remembered as a devout Christian, a dedicated wildlife conservation officer and a loving family man.

The funeral for David Grove at Waynesboro Senior High School on Sunday drew well over 1,000 mourners, including law enforcement officers from throughout the United States, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and other mourners who packed the high school auditorium.

Following the two-hour funeral, community members lined Main Street in the small central Pennsylvania town to pay their last respects to the officer shot and killed less than two weeks ago while conducting a poaching investigation.

Grove is the first Pennsylvania game warden killed in the line of duty in 95 years.