Officer
Omega Graham Jr.
Fort Wayne Police Department
Thursday, December 10, 1987

Age: 25
Served: 3 months
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 28W, Line 3
Panel L31, Line 5

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire (Accidental)
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, December 10, 1987

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
2501 26th Street, Augusta, Michigan
Incident County:
Kalamazoo
Incident Township:
Ross
Weapon Used:
Officer's handgun
Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne

   Officer Omega Graham was accidentally shot and killed during a police recruit training exercise at Fort Custer, a National Guard training area near Battle Creek, Michigan.

   While acting out a landlord-tenant dispute scenario with other recruits, Officer Graham was accidentally shot in the chest with a .38-caliber handgun that was supposed to be unloaded during the training exercise. Officer Graham was taken to Leila Hospital and Health Center in Battle Creek where he died.

   Officer Graham was in his 13th week of the 16-week recruit academy when the incident occurred. He was survived by his fiancée, 3-year-old daughter, mother, three sisters and four brothers.