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 who 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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Pvt. Grove,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the U.S. Army as a member of the 13th Cavalry Regiment.


United States Border Patrol

January 28, 2023

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