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Officer Thomas R. Graham | Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

Officer

Thomas R. Graham

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 12, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Thomas Graham was shot and killed with his own service weapon after a burglary suspect gained control of his revolver.

While the prisoner was in the basement of police headquarters, a struggle ensued between the two when Officer Graham was shot in the head. He was transported to General Hospital where he died from his wound nearly three hours later.

The suspect fled the scene but was apprehended two days later after police received a tip on where he was hiding. He was arrested on a warrant for murder and later sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Graham had served with the Indianapolis Police Department for nine years. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II and the recipient of the Victory Medal and five Bronze Stars. Officer Graham was survived by his wife.

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