Special Agent Benjamin P. Grogan

Special Agent Benjamin P. Grogan

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

End of Watch Friday, April 11, 1986

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Benjamin P. Grogan

Special Agent Benjamin Grogan and Special Agent Jerry Dove were shot and killed while attempting to apprehend two bank robbers in Miami, Florida.

The two suspects had been on a spree of bank robberies which left several people dead and wounded. After setting up surveillance, several agents began to follow the suspects and attempted to stop them in front of 12201 SW 82nd Avenue. During the takedown, a furious gunfight ensued, leaving Agents Grogan and Dove dead and seven other agents wounded. The two suspects were also shot and killed.

Special Agent Grogan was a United States Army veteran and had served with the United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation for 25 years. He was survived by his wife, mother, two sisters, and brother.

He is buried in Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Rifle; Mini 14
  • Offender Both shot and killed

arrest attempt, robbery

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Today is the anniversary of the day you died. I received the email today honoring you and SA Dove, as we do for all of the service martyrs on their anniversaries, and I wanted to say something about you. One of my bay instructors at the Academy was a friend of yours and was there the day you died. In order to honor him and you, my Academy class selected you as our class martyr. I never knew you or SA Dove, but our class heard stories about the great people you were. And, on this 38th anniversary of your death, I’ve noticed you were the same age as I am now when you died, which makes this a poignant post for me. I’m about to retire, and it saddens me that you never got the chance to retire and live out the rest of your life in peace after dedicating most of your adult life to our country. Thank you, SA Grogan, for your service in the military and as an FBI agent, and for your ultimate sacrifice. Many changes were made in the FBI because of that day, changes that have saved the lives of future agents. Your sacrifice was not in vain. Who you were and the sacrifice you made lives on to this day in the Bu. Rest in peace brother.

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April 12, 2024

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