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Fullerton Sgt. William Grob Dies at 40

TIMES STAFF WRITER

Services will be held Thursday for Fullerton Police Sgt. William C. Grob Jr., who died of an apparent heart attack Sunday morning at his home here. He was 40.

The 20-year veteran of the Fullerton Police Department and onetime Officer of the Year had no known history of a heart ailment. At the time of his death, he was working in the department’s investigation division.

“He was a guy who supervised with extreme fairness and used a lot of sound common sense in almost everything he applied his trade to,” said Police Sgt. Glenn Deveney, a colleague who has known Grob since his cadet days in the 1970s.

Besides patrol, Grob worked in a variety of areas at the Police Department, including narcotics, robbery and homicide.

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Fellow officers expressed shock at Grob’s death because he appeared to be in good health and was an athletic man.

Grob is survived by his wife, Juanita, a community services officer with the Police Department; sons Darren and Dustin of Anaheim; a daughter, Missey, of Anaheim; stepson Joseph of Fullerton, and other relatives in Orange County.

Services on Thursday will be at the Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations go to the Bill Grob Scholarship Fund for youth athletes in Little League and Pop Warner, two local programs in which Grob was actively involved in as a coach.

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Donations may be sent either to Fullerton Savings and Loan, 200 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92632, or to the Fullerton Police Department, 237 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92632, in care of Officer Maureen Flynn.


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