Auxiliary Policeman William Graves

Auxiliary Policeman William Graves

Sparta Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, December 9, 1976

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William Graves

Auxiliary Policeman William Graves was shot and killed after responding to the scene of a parole violator who was shooting at officers with an Enfield rifle. The suspect had shot and wounded four other officers. The round that struck Auxiliary Policeman Graves had gone through the arm of another officer. The suspect was finally shot and killed by a state trooper.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .303 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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On the 40th anniversary of his death they unveiled a memorial for him in front of Sparta city Hall/ precinct.


August 11, 2019

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