Private James Francis Grove

Private James Francis Grove

United States Department of the Interior - United States Park Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, January 28, 1933

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James Francis Grove

Private James Grove was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a car on Blagden Avenue in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC.

The three occupants of the car that struck him were all charged with manslaughter.

Private Grove was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the United States Park Police for 11 years. He was survived by his wife, nine children, and mother. He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Location District of Columbia

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The proud men and women of the United States Park Police will never forget the ultimate sacrifice of Officer James Grove and his surviving family. The selfless actions of our Fallen Heroes are the foundation of our core values (Integrity ~ Honor ~ Service). During Police Week, each year, we re-affirm and re-dedicate our commitment by honoring your service, your memory, and your sacrifice.

Chief of Police Rob MacLean
United States Park Police

May 6, 2016

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