Patrolman Clayton G. Graham

Patrolman Clayton G. Graham

Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, April 23, 1962

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Clayton G. Graham

Patrolman Clayton Graham was shot and killed by a man who was angry for getting a speeding ticket earlier in the day.

Patrolman Graham had just gotten off duty and, while still in uniform, was walking towards his personal vehicle. The suspect approached him and began arguing with him before pulling out a gun and shooting him. The 33-year-old suspect pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 25 years.

Patrolman Graham was a U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He had served with the Atlantic City Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 47
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always and God Bless your family and son who followed in your footsteps.

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

April 23, 2021

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