Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Omega Graham, Jr.

Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, December 10, 1987

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Reflections for Officer Omega Graham, Jr.

Thank God for you, and thank you for your service and sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." (Matt. 5:9) You lived not only as a child of God, but as a Hero to those who loved you, knew you and worked with you. I am married to your youngest sister, Cherrie, who speaks of you all the time. Your watch will never end as far as she is concerned, you are her Hero who lives forever in her heart. She always tells me that you and I would have been great friends if we had met, that we both had similar interests, like the desire to serve and protect our communities, our love for martial arts and always involved in charitable acts of love and kindness. You chose a life of service which made you an Exceptional person who died pursuing what you loved. May God's Love, Peace and Happiness continue to surround your family and friends as the memories of your days with them were well spent and that you will always be with them in spirit. May the Peace and Blessings of God be with you.

Jesse L. Hill Jr., Retired Officer
Wichita Police Department
Wichita, Kansas

November 26, 2018

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

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

December 10, 2017

Officer Graham, our paths never crossed during life, but I remember you often. I was the initial responding Deputy to the report of your shooting. I'm retired now, but I've told your story many times, on several different forums, in hopes those tasked with deciding training procedures will take steps to assure what happened to you, can't happen again. Even though your tour of duty was brief, I can only hope and pray others have learned from your sacrifice, and hopefully some lives were saved. Rest in Peace.

Deputy Tom Harmsen (retired)
Kalamazoo County SD

May 15, 2017

RIP Hero! You were remembered today!

Former Sheriff's Deputy
Marion County Sheriff, Indiana

March 21, 2016

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

Officer 11169

February 4, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Unfortunately, these training accidents still continue today as evidenced by the death of a young female Georgia officer this year.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 10, 2011

Omega I was shocked when I learned of you tragic death. You and I wouldve retired around the same time. Your family will be forever lifted up in prayer. May God be with you and keep you. Sgt Derrick Davis "Fort Wayne Neighbor"

SGT Derrick Davis
Neighborhood Friend

October 22, 2011

R.I.P...I will forever miss and love you always!!!!!!

Winford Alford
Brother

October 7, 2011

Omega and I worked together in the warehouse at Lutheran Hospital (when it was on Fairfield). He was a hard working man who really loved his daughter. I have missed him, he was great to work with and a good man.

Joel Holcombe, MD
co worker

June 20, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May 8, 2010

It has been 22 years since the incident in which we lost you now. Your recruit class still remembers you and thinking of you today.

Anonymous

January 4, 2010

Omega,

Your death will never be forgotten. I will tell my academy cadets about you. They will carry your name with them when they graduate.

Anonymous

March 30, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 9, 2008

Today I honor the memory of this one who died pursuing his dream. God bless his family, friends, and the members of the Fort Wayne PD.

December 20, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 6, 2007

It has been twenty years and myself and the others there have not forgot you. You would have been a good officer.


FWPD c

November 30, 2007

OMEGEA, SORRY FOR TAKING SO LONG. BROTHER, YOU ARE TRUELY MISSED. THE DAYS WORKING OUT IN THE BASEMENT. THE BLOOD, THE SWEAT & TEARS. BROTHER, YOU WERE A TRUE FRIEND AND STILL ARE. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE MEMORIES, THE GOOD TIMES, WE SHARED WITH, MIKE, POP AND WILLIE. LOVE YOU BROTHER! I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN IN HEAVEN.

DAN TAYLOR
INDIANA STATE POLICE

January 28, 2006

Rest in peace

December 10, 2005

What a tragedy, to lose someone in so unfortunate an accident. How terrible for all involved, including the person who fired that shot. He was a victim, too.
Who knows what this officer could have accomplished? One thing is for certain-he had chosen a life of service, and that makes him an exceptional person. I hope that memories of him from happy times have helped to ease the pain of his loss.
Rest easy, Brother, you are not forgotten.


Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, In.l

December 10, 2003

Remember you very well and have not forgot you. You are still missed to this day by your fellow recruiting class of December 1987.

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