Special Officer Charles Burvel Graves

Special Officer Charles Burvel Graves

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, November 18, 1932

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Charles Burvel Graves

Special Officer Charles Graves succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day several miles south of Calera, Alabama, while attempting to arrest several hobos.

He was shot once in the chest and in one leg. He was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds early the next morning.

Officer Graves had served with the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police for 14 years. He had previously served with the Cullman Police Department and as the elected sheriff of Cullman County. He was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Alabama
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 17, 1932
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

arrest attempt

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Officer Graves,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


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November 18, 2022

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