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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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 17, 2015


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