Special Agent Benjamin P. Grogan

Special Agent Benjamin P. Grogan

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, April 11, 1986

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Benjamin P. Grogan

Special Agent Benjamin Grogan and Special Agent Jerry Dove were shot and killed while attempting to apprehend two bank robbers in Miami, Florida.

The two suspects had been on a spree of bank robberies which left several people dead and wounded. After setting up surveillance, several agents began to follow the suspects and attempted to stop them in front of 12201 SW 82nd Avenue. During the takedown, a furious gunfight ensued, leaving Agents Grogan and Dove dead and seven other agents wounded. The two suspects were also shot and killed.

Special Agent Grogan was a United States Army veteran and had served with the been with the United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation for 25 years. He was survived by his wife, mother, two sisters, and brother.

He is buried in Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Rifle; Mini 14
  • Offender Both shot and killed

arrest attempt, bank robbery

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I first became familiar with this incident when I was in college and saw the movie that was made about it. A few years later this was one of the incidents my academy class learned about for training purposes. A few years after that while attending the Homicide Conference my agency hosts every year, I had the pleasure of meeting a Sergeant who was one of the investigators from the local PD who handled the investigation. These two brave FBI Agents and all of the other Agents who were part of the investigative team, surveillance and subsequent critical incident, as well as their families, will always be in my thoughts and prayers for the change their lives took that terrible day and their heroic actions. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 11, 2021

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