Palm Bay Police Remember Fallen Officers Killed In 1987 Shooting Rampage
By Space Coast Daily // April 22, 2017
Officer Ronald Grogan, Officer Gerald Johnson Remembered
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – On Friday, local community and law enforcement remembered two Palm Bay Police Officers that were killed in the line of duty 30 years ago during a shooting rampage.
On April 23, 1987, Officer Ronald Grogan and Officer Gerald Johnson were responding to a call of a man with a rifle randomly shooting people at two Palm Bay plazas.
Tragically, they were both killed, along with four citizens and 14 others were wounded.
On Friday afternoon, police placed a wreath in honor of their memory.
The wreath was walked from the Police Department to the Officer Memorial at Sacrifice Park.
A prayer and a moment of silence was observed in recognition the officer’s sacrifice.
“We are forever in debt to the ultimate sacrifice that Officer Ron Grogan and Gerry Johnson made in protecting our community.” ~ Chief Mark Renkens.