Patrolman Harry McGraw

Patrolman Harry McGraw

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, February 1, 1931

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Harry McGraw

Patrolman McGraw was shot and killed during a robbery at a pharmacy on Hennepin Avenue.

Patrolman McGraw had been assigned to the store after a series of robberies in the area. A suspect entered and ordered the clerk to hand over the money. When Patrolman McGraw emerged from the back he and the suspect exchanged shots at a close range and both were fatally wounded.

Patrolman McGraw had been with the agency for 26 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 112

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Patrolman McGraw,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Minneapolis.


United States Border Patrol

February 1, 2021

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