Patrolman Roy Lee Graham

Patrolman Roy Lee Graham

Sumpter Township Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, July 28, 1985

Roy Lee Graham

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.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with 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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