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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Omega I think about you and how nice and respectful you were during our powerlifting days and how strong you were you are greatly missed even to this day prayers and thoughts to your family and the shining star gym members you would been a great police officer rest my friend praise God praise Jesus Kurt curly Babb

Kurt Babb
Retired whitley county sheriffs department

February 14, 2023

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