H.R. 1092, to designate the Federal building located at 2030 Southwest 145th Avenue in Miramar, Florida, as the "Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Bureau of Investigation Miami Field Office,” as amended

H.R. 1092

to designate the Federal building located at 2030 Southwest 145th Avenue in Miramar, Florida, as the "Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Bureau of Investigation Miami Field Office,” as amended

Sponsor
Rep. Frederica Wilson

Date
March 24, 2015 (114th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the House will consider H.R. 1092, a bill to designate the Federal building located at 2030 Southwest 145th Avenue in Miramar, Florida, as the “Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Bureau of Investigation Miami Field Office,” under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 1092 was introduced on February 25, 2015, by Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) and was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Bill Summary

H.R. 1092 designates the Federal building located at 2030 Southwest 145th Avenue in Miramar, Florida, as the “Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building.”

Background

On April 11, 1986, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agents Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove were killed during a gun battle with robbery suspects while they were conducting a mobile surveillance in connection with a series of violent bank robberies in Miami, Florida. During the surveillance, the agents observed and attempted to stop a suspect vehicle and a high-speed chase ensued.   Agents Grogan and Dove were killed in a shootout with the suspects once they succeeded in stopping the vehicle.  Five other agents were injured.  Special Agent Dove was born in January 1956 in Charleston, West Virginia. He earned degrees from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.  Special Agent Grogan was born in Atlanta, Georgia in February 1933. A few years after earning degrees in Philosophy and Biology, he entered on duty with the FBI as a special agent in 1961.[1]

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[1] Federal Bureau of Investigation.  http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/history/hallhonor/dove

Cost

A cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office is not available at this time.

Additional Information

For questions or further information, contact the House Republican Conference at 5-5107.