Daniel D. Groover from Engine 104 joined the Houston Fire Department after returning home from serving five years in the U.S. Army. He was a second generation firefighter; his father, Captain Gary S. Groover (retired), was a Houston firefighter for over 30 years. As an only child, Danny wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and joined the Houston Fire Department in 1993.
While in the military, Danny was a medic and worked in the emergency room in Germany, so it was easy for him to volunteer to become a paramedic for the Houston Fire Department. He served as a firefighter/paramedic for 17 years, and in 2013 he opted to go back to firefighting. Danny and his fellow firefighters were fighting a two-story house fire when he lost his life on July 9, 2014.
Danny was a wonderful, quiet, loving, caring man and will be missed by so many. He impacted so many people in his short life.
You are gone, but you will never be forgotten.
With all my Love,
Widow of Daniel D. Groover