Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Jerry Dove

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, April 11, 1986

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Reflections for Special Agent Jerry Dove

I first became familiar with this incident when I was in college and saw the movie that was made about it. A few years later this was one of the incidents my academy class learned about for training purposes. A few years after that while attending the Homicide Conference my agency hosts every year, I had the pleasure of meeting a Sergeant who was one of the investigators from the local PD who handled the investigation. These two brave FBI Agents and all of the other Agents who were part of the investigative team, surveillance and subsequent critical incident, as well as their families, will always be in my thoughts and prayers for the change their lives took that terrible day and their heroic actions. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 11, 2021

Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescant in pace. Amen.

Don Whicker

January 24, 2021

So many years later, right before sleep, I thought of you. It was a memory from the time you pretended to be a drowning victim during my lifeguard test. You were drowning me instead, and the only way to stop you was to reach out and pinch you. You screamed then laughed so hard You stopped the test, but I passed. That year we had such great talks. I can still see that huge grin with you small vampire teeth. Your kind an encouraging way you supported me when I felt alone. I still miss you as my friend.


March 4, 2020

Agent Dove, I did not know you back in 1986, but I lived in Miami at the time in the vicinity of the robberies and the shootout where your life was taken. I remember thinking then how very brave you and agent Hogan were to confront the evil men that were perpetrating violent crimes on innocent victims in Southwest Miami in those days. I read the biographies of both you and agent Grogan, and I will pray for your wonderful souls tonight. I also pray for the safety and well-being of the many law enforcement officers who protect the citizens of this great and free country. Your service is so greatly appreciated by me and my family every single day. May you, agent Grogan, and all fallen law enforcement officers rest in the peace that you so greatly deserve.

David Rakouskas
Citizen of Miami in 1986

September 14, 2019

Rest in peace Special Agent Dove. A very tragic day in Miami for the FBI!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 2019

The brave may not live forever but the cautious dont live at all

Rest in peace jerry and ben thank you both for your sacrifice

Lieutenant marcus Anthony knight
Arizona state police department

October 18, 2018

Rest in peace Special Agent Dove. What a hero of integrity!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 11, 2018

Agent Dove,
On today, the 32nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Agent who was also killed in that shootout for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 11, 2018

Our prayers are always with you and your family. You are never forgotten. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

April 13, 2017

This incident happened while I was in the Police academy. Terrible day for Law Enforcement.

Rest in Peace Agents Grogan and Dove. True Hero's.

"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke, retired K9 Officer
El Cajon Police Department

April 11, 2017

I am nobody special, just a stranger who happen to stumble upon this web page. Yet, despite my not being anybody special, Special Agent Jerry Dove gave his life to protect people like me. Here it is, year 2016, and Sir, the unspeakable grief of his loss was so profound that I, a complete stranger, feel it rippling through my soul some 30 years later.

Thank you Special Agent. Thank you to those you inspired to follow in your foot steps. Finally, I express my profound sympathy to the loved ones who left behind who feel like it only happened just yesterday.

Ms. Gwendolyn Williams
A stranger, but grateful citizen

October 21, 2016

A friend and a day I will never forget.

W. Chris McRae (Retired)
Served w/ Jerry in FBI PG Div/CRA and remained friends until his murd

April 12, 2016

It has now been thirty years since this tragedy took our friend and fellow classmate. Jerry will always be remember by those of us that personally knew him. He left us way too soon!

Thank you for your service to our country.

The Dunbar High Class of 1974 misses you!

Terry Williams
Classmate, Dunbar Junior High & Dunbar High, Dunbar, WV

April 12, 2016

On this 30th anniversary of your death, you are not forgotten. Special Agent Jerry Dove will never be forgotten. Your warrior spirit and skill ensured that your adversary did not prevail. Thank you for your service, and for your sacrifice.

Sgt. G.H. Williams
University of NC Greensboro Police Dept.

April 11, 2016

Hard to believe it's been 27 years. My partner and I (USSS) were in Lake Worth doing interviews when we received word of the shooting. I've never forgotten your sacrifice. Rest in peace.

L. A. Bykowsky
ATF K-9 Handler, retired
K-9 L. E. EOW 5/10/09

April 13, 2013

R.I.P. Jerry Dove on this Memorial Day 2012 from Bob Lanham and all of your old neighbors on 24th street in Dunbar WV.

Bob Lanham
friend and neighbor

May 28, 2012

A Hero is honored today, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 11, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 11, 2012

A true Warrior is well spoken. AS I told your partner Grogan, I remember watching your incident for training during my law enforcment classes. It just may have saved more life than you know Sir. A hero you were and I honor that today. RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 31, 2012

Rest in Peace Sir. You are a true Warrior who will never be forgotten. Prayers sent for all of your family, friends, and co-workers. God Bless You Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Deputy/Jail Officer

January 1, 2012

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

March 26, 2011

Jerry, You are always in my heart. You made the ultimate sacrifice doing what you loved - making this a safer country to live in. I was working as Police Officer in our hometown of Dunbar when an Agent came in the PD to conduct your background check. I knew then you would realize your lifelong dream. You were taken from us way to soon. I think of you often especially on you your birthday & that dreadful day! RIP Jerry! I know you & Paul are together once again...

Terry Boswell
Grade school, Junior High & High School classmate

January 31, 2011

In honor of Jerry's 55 birthday this month...So many years later... he is honored more than ever....because as we get older and due to the internet and old friends reconnecting, his memory and service is made known around the world. To think of what all Jerry could have achieved personally and professionally in the past 25 years is just incredible and his friends wish he was also here to reconnect with. I try to visit his memorial every chance I get when in Miami.

Melinda Stewart
junior and senior high school classmate and fellow florida resident

January 30, 2011

RIP my Brother

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

July 9, 2010


You left this world on the day of my birth...approx 21 years later, I myself became a Policeman. Know that your sacrafice for the purpose of putting scumbags behind bars is not forgotten, nor will it be, by the next generation of Law easy brother...keep an eye on us on the street.

Police Officer
Phoenix PD, Brother in Blue

February 27, 2010

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