Officer Maria Michelle Groves

Officer Maria Michelle Groves

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 10, 1987

Maria Michelle Groves

Officer Maria Groves was struck and killed by a drunk driver while she was setting out a flare pattern at the scene of an accident on I-10.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 4292

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Apprehended

accident scene, DUI

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Officer Groves, I only knew her by “Groves” and still to this day remember her cheerful nature. It has taken me years to overcome her loss and the loss of other officers while I was with HPD. I refused to cover my badge the days following her death. I couldn’t force myself to accept that she was gone. She is still fondly remembered and those thoughts are cherished.

Good by Michelle, you are not forgotten.

Ron Ball, HPD
HPD, co-worker

September 8, 2018

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