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Sergeant Jere Graham

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Saturday, August 21, 1971

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Reflections for Sergeant Jere Graham

Sgt. Graham,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

August 21, 2021

I miss you Mary. I hope you read this. I was at the Sacramento memorial today, on behalf of all the children who lost their dad 50 years ago today. It was locked up in a chain link fence, due to the vandalism that occurred last year during the riots. It made me sad that I couldn't find our father's names. I hope one day I can see the names, and I hope we all continue to heal.

Elizabeth Krasenes
Daughter of Paul W. Krasenes

August 21, 2021

Rest in peace Sergeant Graham.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 17, 2021

This incident and the era that it occurred is eerily similar to what is going on today with LE being villainized and repeated criminal offenders and murderers are being treated as victims and heroes. Whatever justice your assailants faced here it will hopefully be a fraction of the justice they will receive at a later time in a different place. 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 21, 2020

Jere, I never knew you but I learned your story and walked the halls of the AC where you died. You will always be remembered. Rest in Peace.

Sgt. R. Hamilton

May 23, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 21, 2018

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 18, 2015

Grandfather, 44 years and you are still in our hearts and on our minds. On this day as everyday I hope to keep your legacy as I continue to protect and serve.

Detective John Gordon (Grandson)
Eureka Police Department

August 21, 2015

I worked with Jere at SCC in 1969-1970. He was a great guy who
taught me a lot. I went to his funeral and to Leo davis funeral.We inbibed more than a few at the Golden Clown Bar,after Leo's funeral, if I remember that right, I'm getting a little old. Love to you all and to the entire family.

Jack R Butler CPS!!!/ Lt.
CDC retired

August 12, 2014

This is my grandfather unfortunately I never got the chance to meet because his life was taken from not only him but from all of us as well.

Thank you grandpa for giving your life to protect others. You will always be my hero. I love you and you are always in my heart.

Wendy Meyers

May 25, 2014

I am proud of you Grandad. Even if your sacrifice meant never getting to meet you.

Officer John Gordon
Eureka Police Dept. and Grandson of a hero

August 12, 2013

I am proud of you Granddad. Even if your sacrifice meant never getting to meet you face to face.

Officer John Gordon
Eureka Police Department

August 12, 2013

thank you for being there mr GRAHAM along side my dad.


September 3, 2012

On the 39th anniversary of Sergeant Graham's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Sergeant Graham is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

August 22, 2010

Well I hate to see you listed here Sarge; always enjoyed working with you at DVI in the mid sixties. You won't be easily forgotten.

Wm.Bye, former Corr.Off.
calif. dept of corrections DVI

September 20, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

I hope to one day meet some of your family at a COPS function.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater


August 21, 2009

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Graham. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

Your service and bravery is to be commended and you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 21, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

January 24, 2007

You are not forgotten my brother.

California Department of Corrections

January 28, 2005

Sgt. fallen officer on the ODMP should be without a reflection. Thank you for your service & God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

April 6, 2004

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