Probation Officer Eugene T. "Tal" Groover, Jr.

Probation Officer Eugene T. "Tal" Groover, Jr.

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, July 9, 2004

Eugene T. "Tal" Groover, Jr.

Probation Officer Tal Groover suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a defensive tactics training exercise in Reidsville, Georgia.

Officer Groover had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for 22 years, and was assigned to the Hinesville Probation Office. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Tal was a great probation officer and even greater friend. I think of him often and I know he is missed by many in our profession. The day he passed and the events of the day are etched into my memory for life. Rest easy Tal.

Sheriff Mark Melton
Appling County Sheriff's Office

July 9, 2018

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