Detective Brian M. Graft

Detective Brian M. Graft

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, May 6, 1969

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Brian M. Graft

Detective Brian Graft was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a shooting suspect at 1300 North Tenth Street.

He and another officer were working an off-duty security job when they heard the shooting call on the radio. Shortly thereafter, they spotted a man meeting the description enter the lot where they were working and they went to investigate. As they approached, the man produced a .25 caliber handgun and shot Detective Graft in the chest and his partner in the leg. Both officers returned fire but did not strike the suspect, who fled on foot. Responding officers engaged the suspect in a gun battle and took him into custody.

Detective Graft was survived by his mother and grandmother.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
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May 6, 2019

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