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 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 (Inadvertent)
  • Location Arizona

mistaken identity, stakeout

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FBI Agent Ahrens, gone for so long.. I would have enjoyed meeting you and maybe working with you back in the day, when my health was better. I thank you for your service and will remember your sacrifice.

V.K.Mary, 911 Communications Officer, Harris County Sheriffs Office, Houston, in the Great State of Texas

December 9, 2019

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