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

The driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene. The driver was convicted of involuntary manslaughter at his second trial and sentenced to ten years. He was released on parole after only serving two years.

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


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 4292

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Convicted for involuntary manslaughter

accident scene, DUI

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Officer Groves, You are not forgotten by the men and women of Massachusetts law enforcement. RIP

Michael Kane
Retired Detective, Boston Police Dept.

January 28, 2024

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