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A Deputy Sheriff with the Pima County Sheriff's Department was killed in the line of duty on August 10, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Timothy David Graham
Pima County Sheriff's Department

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Biographical Info
Age: 30
Tour of Duty: 7 yrs
Badge Number: 4951

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Weapon Used: Person
Suspect Info: Not available

Deputy Timothy Graham was struck and killed by an auto as he struggled with an emotionally disturbed man.

Deputy Graham was dispatched to Kinney Street West Ajo Way after a man called 911 three times from a pay phone. The man was incoherent and paranoid, claiming people were out to get him. When Deputy Graham arrived, the suspect became combative and Deputy Graham was able to get a handcuff partly on him before he broke away and started to run across the street. Deputy Graham caught up with him in the median, where the struggled continued. A passing taxi cab driver parked his taxi on the side of the road and ran over to assist Deputy Graham. The three struggled and fell into a westbound lane where they were all struck by a pick-up truck. Deputy Graham, the good samaritan taxi driver, and the suspect were all killed.

Deputy Graham had served with the Pima County Sheriff's Office for three years, and had previously served with the Arizona Department of Corrections for four years. He is survived by his wife and two step-children.
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