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 in the 10600 block of Katy Freeway(I-10) eastbound.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene.

Officer Groves served with the Houston Police Department for two years and was survived by her father, and sister.


  • 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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I learned of Officer Groves as a brand new rookie when I saw her photo as one of the fallen female officers at the women in policing conference in the 1990's. Her sacrifice and the sacrifice of her family have paved the way for women like me to have influence in the police force. I want to take this time to remember her for her sacrifice and to remember she is not here on this earth but in heaven with Jesus Christ who is the resurrection and the life and our Savior and Lord.

My sister in blue I know Michelle was a warrior on earth and is now in heaven. God bless all who read this and may you all be reminded that Jesus is Lord and ALL authority is His (Christ's) in heaven and on earth Matthew 28:18.

In Christ.

Anonymous HPD Sergeant
Houston Police

April 11, 2021

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