Trooper Frederick J. Groves, Jr.

Trooper Frederick J. Groves, Jr.

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, September 18, 1984

Frederick J. Groves, Jr.

Trooper Frederick Groves was shot and killed after making a traffic stop in Palm Beach County.

As he searched the trunk of the car, he was shot by a passenger when he discovered a suitcase full of marijuana.

The suspect and the driver were arrested the next day.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on March 27, 1987. His accomplice was convicted of third degree murder and sentenced to seven years.

Trooper Groves had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 14 years.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 15, 1984
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I was about 2 years old when you passed, and I remember growing up my mom (Nancy, your sister) always told me about all the good you did for people. You never looked down on anyone. She still has your picture in her room. Even going to grandmas house she was always saying what a great person you were and how she missed you. THEN I find this website and I read through all the comments and see how many lives you touched. And all the good you did . You were truly a gift from God. Wish you could of been here to watch us all grow up.. RIP Uncle Fred..

Megan Braswell (Parker)

March 28, 2018

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