April 10, 2015

Director Comey Attends Dedication of FBI Miami Office Named in Honor of Fallen Agents

Director Comey and officials at Miami Field Office Naming and Dedication Ceremony

(Left to right) On April 10, 2015, FBI Director James Comey, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Acting GSA Administrator Denise Roth, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, City of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, and FBI Miami Special Agent in Charge George Piro cut the ribbon to officially open the FBI Miami Division’s new headquarters—the Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building—named in honor of two FBI agents killed 29 years ago.

FBI Director James Comey joined Bureau employees, government officials, community leaders, law enforcement partners, and others in Florida today for the formal naming and dedication of the Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building, home of the FBI’s Miami Division.

The building was named in honor of Miami FBI Special Agents Benjamin Grogan and Jerry Dove, who were killed nearly three decades ago—on April 11, 1986—during a gunfight with two violent bank robbers in one of the deadliest shootouts in FBI history.

The new facility houses nearly 1,000 FBI employees in a centralized, collaborative, and secure workplace; is LEED Gold certified and incorporates several sustainability features, including an extensive water consumption reduction system and solar panels; preserves a pristine natural habitat; and saves taxpayer dollars. The project, managed by the General Services Administration (GSA), serves as a model of collaboration between the GSA and the Bureau in developing workplace design guidelines for future FBI facilities.