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Trooper Frederick J. Groves, Jr. | Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

Trooper

Frederick J. Groves, Jr.

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 18, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/15/1984

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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I still think a lot about Fred or as some of his many friends called him "Bubba"
I rode a lot with Fred in Troop L and Troop K. We all Miss Fred especially this week.

Lee Stone
FHPA
May 19, 2016

 

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