Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 14 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 9/15/1984
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Trooper Frederick Groves was shot and killed after making a traffic stop in Palm Beach County.
As he searched the trunk of the car, he was shot by a passenger when he discovered a suitcase full of marijuana.
The suspect and the driver were arrested the next day.
The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on March 27, 1987. His accomplice was convicted of third degree murder and sentenced to seven years.
Trooper Groves had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 14 years.