Patrolman Benjamin F. Grair, Jr.

Patrolman Benjamin F. Grair, Jr.

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, August 5, 1983

Benjamin F. Grair, Jr.

Patrolman Grair was shot and killed as he moonlighted as a uniformed security guard at a local bank. As he talked on the phone at the bank a person in line walked over to him and shot him, then robbed the bank.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later and sentenced to death, but the governor commuted his sentence to life.

Patrolman Grair had served with the agency for 7 years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 380

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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