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Benjamin Peate Grogan
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1933
Death: Apr. 11, 1986

Benjamin Peate "Ben" Grogan was an FBI agent klilled in a shootout. The other agent killed in the same shootout is Special Agents Jerry Dove (Birth: Jan. 10, 1956 ~ Death: Apr. 11, 1986)

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On April 11, 1986, Special Agents Jerry Dove and Benjamin P. Grogan were killed in southwest Miami, Florida, during a gun battle with robbery suspects William Russell Matix and Michael Platt. While Agents were conducting a mobile surveillance in connection with a series of violent bank and armored car robberies, they observed a suspect vehicle. A high-speed chase ensued when the Agents attempted to stop the vehicle. When Agents in three FBI vehicles succeeded in stopping the suspect vehicle, suspects Matix and Platt emerged, firing their shoulder weapons. In the resultant gun battle, SAs Dove and Grogan were killed, and five other Agents were injured. During the exchange, Matix and Platt made their way to an FBI vehicle. SA Edmundo Mireles, Jr., had been seriously injured during the altercation, and his left arm was totally disabled. Overcoming his injury, SA Mireles used his uninjured arm to fire rounds from his pump shotgun at the vehicle's driver and passenger compartment. When his shotgun rounds were exhausted, SA Mireles managed to rise to his feet, draw his service revolver, and kill Matix and Platt.
Additional information for this memorial was provided by Joe Gibbens. March/2012

 
 
Burial:
Palmetto Cemetery
Brunswick
Glynn County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: David Woody
Record added: Apr 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35557107
Benjamin Peate Grogan
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April 11, 1986 is a day I will never forget when I heard the news.RIP Ben Grogan & Gordo......Nessus
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