Detective Brian M. Graft

Photo of Detective Brian M. Graft
End of Watch: Tue, May 6th, 1969
Date of Incident: Tue, May 6th, 1969
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 5 years
Age: 25


Detective Graft was survived by his mother and grandmother.


Detective Brian Graft was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a shooting suspect.

He and another officer were working an off duty security job when they heard the shooting call on the radio. Shortly thereafter, they spotted a man meeting the description and went to investigate. As they approached, the man produced a .25 caliber handgun and shot Detective Graft in the chest and his partner in the leg. Both officers returned fire but did not strike the suspect, who fled on foot. Responding officers engaged the suspect in a gun battle and took him into custody.


Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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St. Louis, Missouri 63103
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