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 a surveillance several agents began to follow the suspects and attempted to stop them in front of 12201 SW 82nd Avenue. During the take down 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 had been with the agency for 19 years and was survived by his wife. He is buried in Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Agent Grogan, I did not know you back in 1986, but I lived in Miami at the time in the vicinity of the robberies and the shootout where your life was taken. I remember thinking then how very brave you and agent Dove were to confront the evil men that were perpetrating violent crimes on innocent victims in Southwest Miami in those days. I read the biographies of both you and agent Dove, and I will pray for your wonderful souls tonight. I also pray for the safety and well-being of the many law enforcement officers who protect the citizens of this great and free country. Your service is so greatly appreciated by me and my family every single day. May you, agent Dove, and all fallen law enforcement officers rest in the peace that you so greatly deserve.

David Rakouskas
Citizen of Miami in 1986

September 14, 2019

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