Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper David A. Graham

Montana Highway Patrol, Montana

End of Watch Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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Reflections for Trooper David A. Graham


It was a pleasure working with you both as Reserve Deputy and a Dispatcher. You will be greatly missed. My prayers are with your family and fellow officers. Rest in peace, God Speed.

Dispatcher Jared Lako
Flathead County Sheriff's Office

October 22, 2007

Rest in Peace, David. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sr. Trooper Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

October 22, 2007

I want to express my deepest condolence to the family of Trooper Graham. I was raised is Kalispell and my father was a Mt State Trooper for 26 years. My father passed away about 3 years ago but some of my best friends to this day are retired patrolmen that were friends of my fathers. I was a kid but I was also one of their friends because of my father. It is a very tight group of guys that make up the troopers of Montana. Once you are brought into their family, you will always remain in their family. Please keep in touch with everyone David called his friends and you will have friends for life.
My deepest regrets to your family for your loss.
Kirk von Kraut

Kirk von Kraut
Father was a Mt. State Trooper

October 22, 2007

I only knew David for a short time, what a special spirit he had about him... so caring and loving of his family and his father, his love for all of them showed through in all he could do for them.

I was honored to be able to share one of David's birthday celebrations with the family. I have some great pictures of all the love and caring everyone put together to show their love and appreciation for him. He had a GREAT smile!

I thought at the time ... the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.... just like his father, he showed much love and caring for his family and their well being.

David Jr. took me for a ride in his car once and we talked ... he was so excited about being a MHP, he was just worried as to where he might be choosen to be stationed and the possibility of being to far from his father.

I know his father will be missing his son so very much. They helped each other and looked out after each other. I guess fishing trips have all come down to grandpa now..;-)

My prayers and thoughts go out to this wonderful family.
If you would like me to email these pictures I have, just contact me at: [email protected] and I'll gladly forward them on.

Hang in there, Know your in my prayers.
With love always,
Carey Thoza

Friend of his dads

October 21, 2007

God bless you and your family....


October 21, 2007

"In The Line of Duty"

What is the meaning of "In The Line Of Duty"
It means that an officer made the Ultimate sacrifice.
It means that someone took an officer's life.
A hero has fallen.

Officers who gave their all
To protect and serve
Have been killed by someone whom they swore
To protect and serve.

It means that their badge will no longer be on their chest
And they will join
"The Best Of The Best"

It means that family and friends are left behind
To deal with the lost of a loved one.
Only having the memories of that loved one
Close to their hearts.
Something no one can ever take away.

It means that family members will stand at the officers grave
And wonder why ...
Why would someone take an officer's life
And leave them there to die?
If we only knew.

Today an officer will place their badge on their chest
To fulfill the dreams of heroes killed
"In The Line Of Duty"

Sgt. Jerry Winter
Minnehaha County Sheriff's Dept. Sioux Falls, SD

October 20, 2007

Rest in peace brother...

I Never Dreamed it Would Be Me
(By Sgt. George Hahn, LAPD, Ret., engraved on the Peace Officer Memorial in CA, across from the west steps of the Capitol Building.)

I never dreamed it would be me,
My name for all eternity,
Recorded here at this hallowed place,
Alas my name, no more my face.
"In the line of duty," I hear them say;
My family now the price will pay.
My folded flag stained with their tears;
We only had those few short years.
The badge no longer on my chest,
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind,
And pray they keep this thought in mind.
I never dreamed it would be me,
And with heavy heart and bended knee;
I ask for all here from the past,
Dear God, let my name be the last.

Colorado State Patrol

October 19, 2007

God bless to the family, friends, and co-workers of Trooper Graham. Thank you for your service.


October 19, 2007

Thank you so much for your public service and dedication to keeping people safe. Please watch over your brothers and sisters in law enforcement. My prayers are with your wife, children, and family. I hope they realize that Montana has lost a true hero.

Montana Law Enforcement Wife

October 19, 2007

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and fellow officers
Rest in peace Sir
Chief John Roelandts (rtired)
Deborah Roelandts (retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts retired
Town of Oconomowoc

October 19, 2007

Thank you, and your family for this great sacrifice. It will not be forgotten and will be rewarded. May your family be blessed with peace and comfort.

Sgt. Galbaith
Frisco Police, CO

October 18, 2007

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Montana Highway Patrol. May peace be with you during this tragic time. We grieve with you and know that your Hero will never be forgotten. To Trooper Graham's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

CSPD Wives Association
Colorado Springs Police Department

October 18, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Trooper Graham's family and the Montana Highway Patrol for your loss. Trooper Graham Thank you for your service, Rest in Peace.

Reserve Officer Blok
Berryville Police Department

October 18, 2007

David my old friend, I reflect often now the good times we shared. They are wonderful memories of you and I pursuing our musical interests. I learned from you, though you may not have known it, what it means to be disciplined. Your perseverance and dedication to everthing you chose to take on is admirable. You are an example, you are a leader, you are my friend.

I regret not having the opportunity to meet the Trooper David Graham. Time and distance made it difficult for us to rekindle our old friendship. Regardless, we were friends. Rest in peace Trooper. Rest in peace. My deepest regrets and sympathy to your family for their loss.

James Freeman
High School Friend

October 18, 2007

Dear Family, Friends, and Coworkers.
My family and I would like to give you our sincere condolences to all of you. We all know to well what you are experiencing and want you to know that in time things will heal. Although your hero is not here in person he will never be forgoten.
Genny keep you head up high we are all here for you! I have given MHP officer McDonald from Billings information for you and your family. Please take the time to get in contact with him I believe this will be helpfull information for you, your children and his parents. He has my contact information if I can ever be of any assistance to you or your family.
To Trooper Graham Rest in Peace and may you continue to watch over your family and your indirect family the MHP and all other Law Enforcement agencies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Erene Briese
Wife of Deputy David Briese EOW 11-3-06

October 18, 2007

Trooper David Graham wife, children, parents and family,

I can't help but feel the intense sorrow all of you are experiencing. Just know the Kramer family extends our deepest sadness but comfort for a young man, husband, father, son and friend so valued and loved. He was a true "Hero" and made a difference for many. He left doing what he loved most.
Our comfort and thoughts go out also to the MT Highway Patrol. May you find peace. The Law Enforcement Community is such a Brotherhood. Be there for one another.
Dennis and Joyce Kramer Family
Patrick Kramer (Police Officer W Yellowstone, MT EOW 102207)

Joyce Kramer
Kramer Family (Patrick 102206)

October 18, 2007

You already knew how much we love and respected you both as a loving husband to our daughter and devoted father to your children. My wife Jane and I could not have asked for a more loving and caring son-in-law. Our daughter and your children also know how much we love them. We want you to know they will never be alone.
So, I will use this space to try to thank the members of the Montana Highway Patrol for all the support and assistance they have given our family. They have done so much to ease our pain. Indeed their golden badges have never shone so bright.
To the Kalispell police, fire and emergency services along with all the extended family of law enforcement officers, and concerned citizens we offer a simple thank you. It is backed with all the love and admiration our hearts can give.

Capt. Wes Essig (Ret)

October 18, 2007

God bless you trooper. look after the rest of us...

ryan (future trooper)

October 17, 2007

May god bless Trooper Graham's family and friends. A tragedy like this can never be explained or understood, other than to bring comfort in knowing the lord had a higher calling for this Trooper. May the lord guide and comfort his family and extended family of the Montana Highway Patrol.

South Dakota Highway Patrol

October 17, 2007

God bless the family of Trooper David Graham and to all the brave members of the Montana Highway Patrol for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are will you all.

New Jersey State Police

October 17, 2007

I extend my condolences to Trooper David A. Graham family. I hope that time and memories will help lessen the burden of the sorrow, and that draws some measure of comfort knowing that others care and share his loss.

Patrol Agent
U.S. Border Patrol

Patrol Agent G. Pinero
U.S. Border Patrol

October 17, 2007

Since the first day you opened your eyes, you have been the best thing that ever happened in my life. You are not only my only child, you are my best friend. You made top grades in college but that is not what you wanted most. Your calling was to be a husband and father...and I have never seen anyone do it better. The MHP provided you with the venue and authority to extend your natural kindness to wonder you loved it came naturally for you. I remember you telling me you felt sorry for those you had to ticket. You will always be my little boy, my best friend, my example, my David, my trooper. I have, and will, love you forever my Son

David L. Graham

October 17, 2007

Truly God waits with open arms for such a Valiant warrior.

State Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

October 17, 2007




October 16, 2007

The Lord obviously had need for a good Trooper in heaven to take you home so early in your career. We will not forget you or your family here on earth and I look forward to serving with you again in heaven. God speed.

Sergeant Jeff Mount
Montana Highway Patrol

October 16, 2007

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