Deputy Sheriff Timothy David Graham

Deputy Sheriff Timothy David Graham

Pima County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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Timothy David Graham

Deputy Sheriff Timothy Graham was struck and killed by a vehicle as he struggled with an emotionally disturbed man.

He was dispatched to the intersection of S Kinney Road and W Ajo Way after a man called 911 three times from a pay phone. The man was incoherent and paranoid, claiming people were out to get him. When Deputy Graham arrived, the suspect became combative and Deputy Graham was able to get a handcuff partly on him before he broke away and started to run across the street.

Deputy Graham caught up with him in the median, where the struggled continued. A passing taxi cab driver parked his taxi on the side of the road and ran over to assist Deputy Graham. The three struggled and fell into a westbound lane where they were all struck by a pick-up truck. Deputy Graham, the good samaritan taxi driver, and the suspect were all killed.

Deputy Graham had served with the Pima County Sheriff's Office for three years and had previously served with the Arizona Department of Corrections for four years. He is survived by his wife and two step-children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 4951

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

EDP, struggle

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Hey Tim. It's Jackson. It's been so long now. I just want you to know how happy you made my mom feel, and Patrick and I. You were an amazing man. And we both looked up to you. There's not a day where I don't think about you. You're my hero, and I love you. Please keep on watching over all of us. I love you Tim.


January 14, 2023

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