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.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 9, 1914
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

larceny, suspicious person

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Time will never erase the sacrifice you made and your true heroism.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 11, 2020

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