Patrolman Benjamin F. Grair, Jr.

Patrolman Benjamin F. Grair, Jr.

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, August 5, 1983

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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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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 5, 2020

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