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

Age: 25
Served: 3 months
Badge #:
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:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Officer's handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne

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   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.

   He 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.

Historical Notes

• Officer Graham is one of eight Indiana line of duty death incidents that occurred in another state.

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