Atlanta says goodbye to one of its greatest……..
Former Police Chief Louis Graham died Monday at the age of 71. Graham joined the Fulton County police force in 1964 at a time when he said black police officers could not even arrest a white person. He watched as the department went through changes. Through it all Graham kept true to himself.
Graham was elected as Fulton County’s first black police chief in 1991. He retired from that position only to come out of retirement to be Dekalb County’s Chief. He also spent one year on Roy Barnes staff. Graham was one of few people in Atlanta who believed that Wayne Williams was not guilty of the deaths associated with the Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children’s case.
Louis Graham died while in the care of an Atlanta Hospice Facility.
Funeral arrangements for Louis Graham are as follows:
Public Viewing Friday, November 19, 2010
10:00am-9:00pm Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home1003 Ralph David Abernathy SWAtlanta, GA 30310-1811
Saturday, November 20, 2010 11:00am (doors open at 10:00am)534 Fairburn Rd NWAtlanta, GA 30331-1438
(404) 691-4238 Interment Forest Lawn Cemetary College Park, GA