Patrolman Francis J. Graham

Patrolman Francis J. Graham

University City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, February 22, 1976

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Francis J. Graham

Patrolman Francis Graham was shot and killed, and his partner was seriously wounded when they responded to a domestic disturbance involving a man and his wife on the 7400 block of Canton Avenue. The man opened fire with a shotgun as the officers were talking to his wife inside their home.

The suspect was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life on July 30th, 1977. He was later paroled.

Patrolman Graham had served with the University City Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 174

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life; paroled


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Dear Officer Frank Graham

I remember you from my early childhood. You always brought our family A big Turkey when times where tough for my parents with 5 kids at the time. I was at your house a lot playing with Eileen . You did a great job raising your kids They all turned out to be outstanding , Even though you left them way too early. Rest In Peace.
I also still pray for your partner who was hurt really bad that night JD I hope and pray you are still doing well.

Becky Fults- Wallace
Neighbor Rip PO Graham.

Becky Fults Wallace
Family friend/ Neighbor

August 16, 2018

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