Officer Omega Graham, Jr.

Officer Omega Graham, Jr.

Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, December 10, 1987

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Omega Graham, Jr.

Officer Omega Graham was accidentally shot and killed during a police recruit training exercise at Fort Custer Training Center, a National Guard training facility near Battle Creek, Michigan.

While acting out a landlord-tenant dispute scenario with other recruits, Officer Graham was accidentally shot in the chest with a .38-caliber handgun that was supposed to be unloaded during the training exercise. Officer Graham was taken to Leila Hospital and Health Center in Battle Creek where he was declared dead on arrival.

Officer Graham had been hired by the Fort Wayne Police Department and was in his 13th week of the 16-week recruit academy when the incident occurred. He was survived by his fiancée, 3-year-old daughter, mother, three sisters, and four brothers.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge 254

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Location Michigan

accidental discharge, training

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Thank God for you, and thank you for your service and sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." (Matt. 5:9) You lived not only as a child of God, but as a Hero to those who loved you, knew you and worked with you. I am married to your youngest sister, Cherrie, who speaks of you all the time. Your watch will never end as far as she is concerned, you are her Hero who lives forever in her heart. She always tells me that you and I would have been great friends if we had met, that we both had similar interests, like the desire to serve and protect our communities, our love for martial arts and always involved in charitable acts of love and kindness. You chose a life of service which made you an Exceptional person who died pursuing what you loved. May God's Love, Peace and Happiness continue to surround your family and friends as the memories of your days with them were well spent and that you will always be with them in spirit. May the Peace and Blessings of God be with you.

Jesse L. Hill Jr., Retired Officer
Wichita Police Department
Wichita, Kansas

November 26, 2018

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