Bill Grotjahn

Bill Grotjan
Medicolegal Death Investigator

Bill began his police career in 1976 with the Florida Highway Patrol as a dispatcher. He attended the police academy at Miami Dade Community College and graduated in 1979.   He worked for the South Miami and Coral Gables police departments as a police officer, detective, and patrol sergeant.   His specialty was as a traffic homicide investigator and accident reconstruction. Bill retired from law enforcement in 1993 due to an on the job injury. He started working for the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office in Orlando in 2000 as an Investigator. In 2003 he transferred to the District 5 Medical Examiner until coming to the District 8 Medical Examiner Office in February 2013.

Bill has attended several hundred hours of training during his police career, as a police officer and death investigator including advanced forensic training at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City. He is a registered Diplomate with American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators since 2005. He has been a charter member of FEMORS since 2003. Bill has given lectures and conducted training classes in death investigation to several law enforcement recruit classes, and spoken to several middle school and high school classes that are interested in forensics as a possible career field. He is a life member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 in Coral Gables. His professional memberships include the International Homicide Investigators Association, Florida Association of Medical Examiners, National Association of Medical Examiners, and the Florida International Association for Identification.

Bill is married and has twin boys.