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Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Bruce Graham | Hemphill County Sheriff's Department, Texas Hemphill County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Jimmy Bruce Graham

Hemphill County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, June 17, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 14 years

Badge # H-10

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide in prison

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Deputy Jimmy Graham was shot and killed while serving four misdemeanor warrants on a suspect in Canadian, Texas.

The man was at a friend's house at the time when Deputy Graham arrived to serve the warrants. As he exited his cruiser, the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding him. The suspect had warrants for assault and making a false police report. The man was arrested several hours later after being spotted in nearby farmland and charged with capital murder.

On August 8, 2002, the suspect was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. The suspect committed suicide in his cell in February 2005.

Deputy Graham had served with the Hemphill County Sheriff's Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Bruce Graham. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Hemphill County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are gnawing on the scum responsible for your murder. May his screams of anguish rise up from the lake of fire to warn other evil doers of their impending fate.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
June 15, 2016


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