Special Agent Robin L. Ahrens

Special Agent Robin L. Ahrens

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

End of Watch Saturday, October 5, 1985

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Robin L. Ahrens

Agent Robin Ahrens was accidentally shot and killed by fellow agents while on a stakeout for armed robbery suspects in Phoenix, Arizona.

Agent Ahrens was running down an alley towards other agents at 10851 N. 43rd Ave. with her gun drawn. The other agents did not recognize her and ordered her to drop her weapon. When she did not comply, they opened fire, fatally wounding her. She was not wearing any clothing identifying her as a law enforcement officer.

She was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital, where she succumbed to her wound.

Agent Ahrens had served with the United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation for less than one year.

She is buried at Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota. She was survived by her mother, father, stepmother, and five siblings.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Location Arizona
  • Incident Date Friday, October 4, 1985

mistaken identity, stakeout

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