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photo of Trooper Groves
End of Watch:   Tuesday, September 18, 1984

Trooper Groves was shot, September 15, 1984, during a routine traffic stop on the Turnpike in Palm Beach County. The vehicle was loaded with marijuana and four subjects were subsequently apprehended.  He had served the citizens of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for 14 years.

His career with FHP began October 1, 1970. He was in the 38th recruit class in Tallahassee, from January 10 to April 3, 1971.  He was stationed in West Palm Beach.  At the time of his death, he was 41.

NOTE:  Some of this information has been provided with the permission of The Officer Down Memorial Page Website.   Also available on the ODMP, you may view or leave reflections about this officer.

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