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Detective Brian M. Graft | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Detective

Brian M. Graft

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 6, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Apprehended

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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.
Detective Graft was survived by his mother and grandmother.

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My brother was the officer shot with Brian. I think of Brian and his family often, I have never forgotten him, I wish I had met him. God Bless his family, I am so sorry for your loss, I know it's been years but I know it still hurts.

Barb Bonney

Barb Bonney
Sister of Bruce Bonney
July 9, 2016

 

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