Patrolman Charles Graham

Patrolman Charles Graham

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, June 11, 1914

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Charles Graham

Patrolman Charles Graham was shot and killed while questioning two suspicious men on Ninth Street, near Brunswick Street.

He observed the two men carrying a large bag and walking from the nearby West Shore railroad yards. One of the men was a known criminal. As Patrolman Graham began to question them about their activities the known criminal drew a weapon and shot him in the chest.

Despite being wounded, Patrolman Graham was able to walk to a police call box and alerted other officers. He was taken to a hospital where he died two days later.

The bag the men were carrying contained several fire extinguishers that had been stolen from passenger coaches in the railroad yard. The man who shot him was arrested the following morning. Two weeks later he was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 9, 1914
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

larceny, suspicious person

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Patrolman Graham,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jersey City.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

June 11, 2024

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