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

Robin L. Ahrens

Agent 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.

Agent Ahrens had been with the agency for less than one year.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Location Arizona

mistaken identity, stakeout

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Robin - I had been in the Bureau for only 3 years when you left us. I have thought of you many times and I know you are in heaven. My prayers always sent for you and the other SAs involved in this tragic accident. May God continue to bless you, your family and friends. We never forget you.

Teresa G. Melendez
Retired FBI 1999

December 23, 2015

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