Corporal Grady A. Beacham

Corporal Grady A. Beacham

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Thursday, December 2, 1948

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Grady A. Beacham

Corporal Grady Beacham was shot and killed after he and other officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at 1601 Montello Avenue, NE.

The female reported that the male was armed and barricaded in a bedroom. One officer covered the rear of the bedroom and the two others went to the door and tried to force entry. Corporal Beacham kicked in the door and was met with gunfire. His partner was able to return fire and kill the suspect.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Corporal Beacham is mentioned at the end of an old Dragnet radio program. "The Big Missing". Original air date July 28, 1949.
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Thank you Officer Beacham!

Ordinary guy

October 3, 2013

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