Sergeant Carl Dewayne Graham
Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch: March 20, 2005

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Shot and Killed
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Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper
Carl Dewayne Graham a divorced father of a 4-year-old son, was found shot to death in front of his rural southeast Missouri home about 5:15 p.m. Sunday. A passer-by saw the body and called the patrol, Graham had completed his shift and was still in uniform. Though Graham was home at the time of the shooting, the patrol characterized his death as in the line of duty, making him the 24th state trooper to die on the job. No suspects were in custody. The patrol and several other law enforcement agencies were investigating. Graham had been with the patrol 12 years. He was zone supervisor for Carter and Reynolds counties.

Graham was born in St. Charles County and graduated from Dexter High School in 1986. Graham joined the Highway Patrol in 1993. He was promoted to corporal in 1999 and became a sergeant in 2002.


Trooper Graham and his son. (left)

Reward funds, as well as a memorial fund to benefit the young son of the Missouri State Highway Patrol sergeant killed Sunday at his Van Buren residence have been established.
The Missouri State Troopers Association is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr. Anyone with information about Graham's death is asked to call 573-323-8588 or 417-469-3121. Graham's father, Carl Graham Sr. of Dexter, reportedly also has established a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for killing his son. Donations to the fund may be made at all First Midwest Bank locations. A memorial fund for Graham's 4-year-old son, Hayden, also was established this week. Donations can be made at the First Midwest Bank in Van Buren.

Missouri State Water Patrolman Terry Richardson (LEFT) stops traffic from entering the driveway of Sgt. Dewayne Graham, a Missouri State Highway Patrol zone sergeant who was killed outside his home.

Cop Killer Lance Shockey



Agency Information:
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Public Affairs Office
1510 E. Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-3313


May your family find peace and strength.  I know how it feels to lose a family member in the line of duty.  My prayers are with you.  They will be blessed for all that they did for us while they were here and now they can all watch over us.

Lauren, LA

Your job on earth is done and you are safely in God's hands. You are now our guardian angel who watches over us in heaven. Your family and fellow officers are in our prayers. God bless.

Beverly "Jake" Smith, Retired Reserve Officer
Gainesville Police Dept. FL

Walk tall, walk tall and protect us from above with honor and dignity. May you lead the charge for
citizens right in heaven as you did here on earth

Darrell Thompson
Privet Security Officer St. Clair Co. MI,
Community College Campus Patrol #14

Rest in peace, and
may God allow him to keep watch over us on earth while he patrols his beat
in heaven.
Our prayers go out to the Officer's Department family and friends. May they all find peace in their hearts soon.

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