Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri
End of Watch:
March 20, 2005
Years on The Job:
Cause of Death:
Shot and Killed
Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper
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.
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
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
State Highway Patrol
Public Affairs Office
1510 E. Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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.
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
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
Our prayers go out
to the Officer's Department family and friends.
May they all find peace in their hearts soon.
From all the Staff at Police