Detective Brian M. Graft

Detective Brian M. Graft

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, May 6, 1969

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

secondary employment

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My brother was the officer shot with Brian. I think of Brian and his family often, I have never forgotten him, I wish I had met him. God Bless his family, I am so sorry for your loss, I know it's been years but I know it still hurts.

Barb Bonney

Barb Bonney
Sister of Bruce Bonney

July 9, 2016

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