Officer Maria Michelle Groves

Officer Maria Michelle Groves

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 10, 1987

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Maria Michelle Groves

Officer Maria Groves was struck and killed by a drunk driver while she was setting out a flare pattern at the scene of an accident on I-10.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 4292

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Apprehended

accident scene, DUI

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Didn't even realize this was available for those who knew you I think of you often lately mainly because though it's been wow 30 something years now since I met you that day when you got a job at Tom Gray Nissan as you was still going through the academy and we both were PBX operators there working the day shift was a very small room so we got to know each other pretty well and very intimately with our private life I didn't know you as a police officer or didn't grow up with you and graduate with you but I got to know you the young woman that was just starting her life her whole life ahead of her and everything that was important to you all your dreams your love to be a police officer and all that hard work that you put into it I was devastated when just a mere two years later after being on that police force and you were worked so hard to get to that point I found out that you were gone by a senseless idiot drinking and driving taking your whole life your dreams away from you and I was until actually recently you got back on my mind again you would peak in there from time to time and I would smile with a tear remember you and our talks every day and that little room everything that you want it to be in your life I got to hear all your hopes all your dreams and even your disappointments and sadness from your life until then and I treasure those conversations that only I got to hear but I recently rented a home a second home that I have to a young lady who's a DPS and just the way she handled herself and the fact she's so young and she looked a lot like you in some ways it just came all back and I googled your name just so I don't know see you and there an here I saw where you can leave a reflection and I'm just leaving you one I loved our short but meaningful friendship and I loved the time I got to spend with you and one day we will meet again rest in peace

Lanet Storm

May 17, 2019

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