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Patrolman Roy Lee Graham | Sumpter Township Police Department, Michigan Sumpter Township Police Department, Michigan

Patrolman

Roy Lee Graham

Sumpter Township Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, July 28, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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Patrolman Graham was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver. A Van Buren Township police officer had stopped a vehicle for drunk driving. During the arrest a second drunk driver struck the Van Buren officer's patrol car. At 0200 hours Sumpter Township officers responded to assist at the scene of this accident and while there, a third drunk driver struck the patrol car Patrolman Graham and his partner were in. Both officers were transported to a local hospital where Patrolman Graham succumbed to his injuries. The drunk driver who struck Patrolman Graham was charged with drunk driving, causing an accident, and manslaughter.

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it has been thirty years my friend and you are missed but not forgotten.

(Ret.) Chief Gene Taylor
Belleville Police Department
July 19, 2015

 

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