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Former Police Chief Louis Graham, 71: Fulton County's first black police chief, who also was named DeKalb police chief before retiring, died Monday after an extended illness, his family confirmed. Funeral arrangements are pending.
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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 15, 2010.
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December 16, 2014
God Bless u Chief Graham...RIP! Its ironic that after you re-opened those unsolved cases in the Atlanta Child Murders in Dekalb County that after your resignation the investigation was discontinued...your quest for justice will be truly missed...we'll carry the torch in your memory. RIP
B Myles
December 20, 2010
Clarissa Nelson
November 30, 2010
Rest in peace
john
November 30, 2010
To the graham family...I pray that God will get you through this sad time and thank you for letting me be a part of your family. Keep the good memories I know that I will. May he rest in peace. Shirley Bloodworth
November 25, 2010
Our prayers are with the Graham family. Cherish the memories!
May the peace of God be with you now and forever.

Marc Boles
Marc Boles
November 24, 2010
You will be missed!
Janice Cantrell
November 22, 2010
My prayers are with the Graham family. May God give you the strength and courage to get through this time of sorrow and bereavement. I wish you much peace and comfort.
Pamela Logan
November 22, 2010
To The Graham Family I know tha Death is very painful your Husband, Father and Brother will be missed. May GOD Almighty comfort and substain you and all the friends who join you with heavy hears at this time of grief and sorrow Mrs. Graham you have a special part in my heart at this time as you were my homeroom teacher I am truly sorry for the loss of your best friend your dearly loved Husband. May GOD grant you peace at this needed hour.
Sharon D. Hutchinson
SHARON HUTCHINSON
November 22, 2010
" To the family, thank you for sharing Chief Graham with our law enforcement family. I was the last person hired by Chief Graham to become a law enforcement officer. He gave me an opportunity when others told me NO! Thank you"
Detective R.L. Randolph
November 22, 2010
To the family of Chief Louis Graham,
"Faith is the Light that shines through
all darkness...With Faith as your Guide, let God Light the way - He will help you to find a much brighter day." I had the privilege of working
with Chief L. Graham at the Dekalb
County Sheriff's Office. He was one
of the first people whom I met at the
Dekalb County Sheriff's Office because
he was one of the members of the hiring board. From the moment Chief
Graham spoke, I knew that it was something special about him. I knew that he was a man who had been there and done that. He was an extraordinary
spirit. He was the kind of person that affects change in a person or organization. He inspired me to be the
best.......and, I will always be thankful to him. May his memory live on forever in our hearts. R.I.P
Detention Officer Arthur J. Walton
Arthur Walton
November 22, 2010
With Sympathy, trust in the Lord for he understands your sorrow. He will strengthen you at such a time as this. As we remember Chief Graham, we wish you peace and comfort.
~Martha T. Fears
November 22, 2010
To the Graham family: I attended Chief Graham's last day celebration at Fulton County and sang a song dedicated just to him called "Hero" ! He was just that to many people and will be remembered for the outstanding accomplishments he provided to the Atlanta community. May you his personal family find comfort during this difficult time.
Sheila Moore
November 21, 2010
Like so many others, I was deeply saddened to learn of Chief Graham's passing. He will always be remembered for his inspirational leadership and unrelenting commitment to the cause of social justice. James B. Golden, Jr., NOBLE Past President
November 21, 2010
To the Graham family,I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to your family during this difficult time. May you find peace in knowing that "GOD" is "THE HEALER" of broken hearts and knowing that your loved one is now at peace in "His" Loving Arms where all sickness and pain is gone. Chief Graham's legacy for decades will live on,but now God has another job for him to do where his work will go on forever.
M. Mundy & Family
November 21, 2010
The Graham Family

I know you will miss you Chief Graham but remember this, he could not possibly be in a better place. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Blair White and Family
Fulton County
November 20, 2010
May God Bless the family during this difficult time. He will be missed.
November 20, 2010
To the Graham family,
My sympathies are with you in the earthly loss of this great man.

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going." -- John 14:1-4
Ann Kimbrough
November 20, 2010
May you all find peace and strength in God knowing that his legacy will live on through his family and the many lives he blessed. Chaplain Tyler
November 19, 2010
Mae, Kevin and Karen you have lost a good man. I met brother Graham in 1965 he was still a street cop. You both as a young couple were doing great deeds then because you had your younger sister living with you and attending college. I joinned this wounderful family in 1969 our bond has gotten stronger as the years has gone by. He always greeted me with brother in law. I already miss that, I miss all that you do at our family outings to make them secessful, as we have experienced the last three nights. We handled it but missed you.
My god bless you for all the good things you have done to help others.
I Love you man,
brother in law
Bill Ficklin
Bill Ficklin
November 19, 2010
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
James W Beavers
November 19, 2010
Chief, Thanks for your years of service and the guidance that you gave to many, To the family, Chief was a great and blessed man. God needed a new angel and chose him, be in peace as you mourn your lost that he is in a better place, no more pain nor suffering,

Charles Cooke,
Retired Deputy Chief, Chattanooga, Tn Police Department
November 19, 2010
May God bless you and your family.
November 19, 2010
To the Graham Family,

May Our Lord and Saviour comfort you during this time of Louis' Home Coming celebration. The NOBLE Family thank you for the service that Louis gave during his tenure as National President. Louis rest in peace.

Jimmie Dotson,
Past National President
Jimmie Dotson
November 19, 2010
To the Graham Family, John 15:7 says"If you remain in Me and My Word remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you."
Chief Graham, you were a good friend.
Shirlie Green
November 19, 2010
Verily verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also: greater works than these shall he do: because I go unto my Father. Chief Graham has been a great servent to the lord and our community and a wonderful neighbor....We will miss you... James, Donna and Jamee Alyse, The Biscoe Family
James Biscoe
November 19, 2010
My sincere regrets to the family. Chief Graham was a gentleman and a trusted friend. He will be greatly missed, may God comfort you at this time.
Sylvia Hayes, Fulton County Airport (retired)
Sylvia Hayes
November 19, 2010
Bless The Graham Family With Our Prayers And Sympathy
Fulton County Security Dept
November 19, 2010
May God be the glory. Leslie (Sis), Kevin,Karen and Charles, Louis (Bro) was the best brother-in-law that I could have ever hoped for. I met him at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church many years before marrying into the family. After my divorced wasd final he said to me "you will always be my sister-in-law". To this day I will always cherished that statement. I will truly miss him referring to me as "Motor Mouth." Bro because you no longer have to say to me "But I'm so tired" rest in Peace.
Dorothy Graham
November 19, 2010
TO KAREN and THE GRAHAM FAMILY, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES. HIS WAS A LIFE WELL LIVED, HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. EARL BARNES, ATLANTA GA.
EARL BARNES
November 19, 2010
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pastor J C Woods
November 18, 2010
Mae,Kevin,and Karen my prayers are with the family.I'll always remember the love the family showed me.
Matthew Warren
November 18, 2010
I ask the holy spirit to lead me and guide me. What to say about this awesome man of God. Chief Graham was wonderful to me.He traveled with Paster Sutton to my city.Knowing he had retired for protecting the city now protecting the man of GOD.On Nov.15th.2010 the SIRES went off.Chief Graham there sires going off,NO, he replied that's the bells ringing,no
the fire truck, no that's a red chariot coming for me.Graham family GOD loves you.Cast all your cares to he who cares for you.Read ISA49v16
MARTHA LEGETTE
November 18, 2010
Mae, I pray for you and all the Graham family that the God of peace surround you. I pray that God take you in the secret place of the Most High and you abide under the Shadow of the Almighty.

Much love to all.
Rodella Hood
November 18, 2010
TO: The Graham Family. My uncle's company(CRAWFORD's Janitoral) worked as a contractor for 3 yrs. under the chief watch. It was a pleasure working with him. He will be missed, May God bless this family.
Janice & John Harp
November 18, 2010
To Mrs. Graham, Kevin and Karen we would like to extend our deepest sympathy.
Sonny and Barabra Bankston
(Verna Drive)
Alfreda Lakes & Tanya Lakes (Douglass High School).
November 18, 2010
Thank you for your servic-Chief and May God continue to bless the Graham Family.

Commissioner Johnson and Family
November 18, 2010
There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Stanthony Goolsby
November 18, 2010
Leslie and family, May God bless each of you during this difficult time and may He grant you all the strength you need. With our deepest sympathy...Cousin Lillian Hood Smith and Son Reginald S. Smith (College Park, GA)
November 18, 2010
Rest in peace Chief Graham....
Officer S. Fairley
November 18, 2010
Rest in peace, Lou Graham. A good man, fine cop, and a trusted source who helped me many times through his years in APD homicide do my job as a reporter. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and his comrades in law enforcement. Bill Montgomery, AJC (retired).
Bill Montgomery
November 18, 2010

My thoughts and love are with you Karen and your mother. Your friends and love ones in Charlotte extend a special sympathy in the loss of your father.

With Love...
Mattie & Dilworth Tennis Family
November 18, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest in peace for your mission here on earth is complete. God has called on you for a higher mission.
Africa Williams
November 18, 2010
To Leslie & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We as neighbors always look for Chief in the window and can still see him there. We will miss the good conversations at the corner. We will miss him, may he rest in peace.
Robert & Rita Bean
November 18, 2010
May the Graham Family come to Rest upon the Strenght of the Lord Jesus and the Comfort of the Holy Spirit during this time of Transitioning of Chief Graham. I worked with Chief at the Atlanta Police Department and came to Respect Him very much. He Will Be Missed.
B Riggins
November 18, 2010
To Mrs.Graham one of the best teachers and role models; To Mr.Graham's children Karen and Robert I express my deepest prayers for you and the entire family. You are blessed to have shared the life of a kind man, loving husband and a loving and caring father. As you go through the moments tears and fond memories and your deep love for him, know that God loved HIM Best and his works will follow him. Your classmate, friend, student and brother in Christ,
Robert J. Fields ( Douglass c/o 1983
Robert Fields
November 18, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
MCINTOSH DEIDRE
November 18, 2010
To the Graham family: God has not left you without a comforter. In times like these you have to stand strong on God's words, on your faith in the one we have yet to see but the one who holds all powers in his hands.

To God Be The Glory for all the wonderful things that he has done. Chief Graham sits amongst all of those who helped paved the way for many of us who now serves and those who has formerly served as Law Enforcement Officers.

And as a song writer once wrote " I shall wear a crown, I shall wear a crown. When its all over, I shall see his face, I shall see his face. When it's all over.

I'm going to put on my robe tell the story how I made it over. I'm going to put on my robe tell the story how I made it over.

SOON AS I GET HOME!

Chief Graham have received his crown, and to God be the glory.
Sgt. Vivian Dixon-Bradford
November 18, 2010
You were a trailblazer, and more important, than that, you were a NICE man!" Lives , of GREAT men, all remind us..our lives, too , can be sublime... and in passing leave behind us FOOTPRINTS IN THE SANDS OF TIME !!
Brendalyn Gardner
November 17, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
NORMA CLEVELAND
November 17, 2010
To District Missionary Leslie Graham and the entire Graham family, you have my heartfelt prayers and sincerest sympathy. Be confident in the fact that God will give you the needed strength for the days ahead.
Dr. Regina Murray
November 17, 2010
To the Graham Family,May God bless you in your time of mourning. Just know that that He is watching over you daily.I will always be thankful to Mr.Graham...as I knew him from the early 70's... for being the kind of neighbor that he was for our family,"back in the day".May the peace of the Lord be with you.
C. Renee Holt
November 17, 2010
I extend my condolences to the family of The late Chief Louis Graham. Ms. Karen Graham is my church member and sister in christ. May God Continue to bless you all. I love you very much. Love always, Ms. Darla M. Evans and Family.
Darla Evans
November 17, 2010
My friend has moved on to the promised land, but he has left a legacy of friendships that will surpass his being with us for the journeys that we don't know where we go or where we end up. Rest in Peace My Friend, Rest in Piece. My Prayers go out to the Graham family and all those who now mourn his passing. GOD BLESS
Vic Mills
November 17, 2010
May Allah accept Brother Graham's mission on earth and grant him Peace everlasting in Paradise! A great Mentor-Friend while I was serving as the President of the Fulton county Employees Association,he was an inspiration and role-model for many young people,at Fulton County.Truly will be missed,by many.As-Salaam u-Alaikum-Peace.
A.John Rashied
November 17, 2010
To the Graham Family, On Sundays Chief Graham & I greeted each other with a big smile & warm handshake at JMBC. His work on Earth is finished...praise the Lord for his Heavenly reward.
Nettie Prewitt
November 17, 2010
To Missionary Graham and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

May Peace Abide, Chaplain Hattie Hill
November 17, 2010
LOUIS WAS THE FIRST OFFICER I WORKED WITH AS A ROOKIE IN 1968 AND I LEARNED ALOT FROM HIM ABOUT POLICE WORK AND PEOPLE. REST IN PEACE LOUIS. C.E.THOMAS JR.
November 17, 2010
“We are so sad to hear of Chief Graham's death. His wonderful nature, smile and sense of humor will always be remembered.
Our special sympahty to the family in the loss of your love one. May God give you peace beyond all understanding. Sincerely, The Mayes family (Oscar, Carol, Jeffrey, Anthony,and Misha Mayes), and Evelyn Pedlar
Oscar & Carol Mayes
November 17, 2010
My Prayers are with the family of my friend Chief Louis Graham. God Bless You.. Lonnie Massingill
Lonnie Massingill
November 17, 2010
To the Graham Family, My prayes and best wishes goes out to you at the sad time, I have known Louis, close to forty years and enjoyed every moment we were able to share, it will be a great lost for all that knew him or as I who police with him. I know he is finally at rest and free of pain. As a friend of Louis I extend that same friendship to you and yours.
All my blessings,Willie Mays APD retired.
Willie Mays
November 17, 2010
To The Graham Framily:

My prayer's are with the Graham Family and no the God is able to see you through this time.

Chief Graham is not gone, but just sleep and he will always be in our hearts.

Rest in peace Chief Graham.

Rev. Lawrence Franklin
Founder & Senior Pastor
1st Redeeming Cathedral Ministries
November 17, 2010
To The Graham Family,

Chief Graham will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

I remember Chief Graham from Atlanta Stadium (1970's), Atlanta Police Department, Therrell High School and the Ritz-Carlton.

Chief Graham will live in my and my family's hearts forever. His spirit will never be forgotten.

It is not when we die but the way we lived...Chief lived the ultimate life.
He helped a lot of us, and I am sure that we will never forget him.

May he rest in peace, thank you Lord for allowing Chief Louis Graham to be a part of my life. He taught me well.

Thanks for sharing Chief with all of us.
Co-worker APD/ Ritz-Carlton
November 17, 2010
I met Chief Graham shortly after he joined APD. He frequently ate in my father's restaurant in the Atlanta Terminal Train Station. His friendship extended across the decades as we attended Criminal Justice meetings, County meetings, etc. When I married in 1986, Chief Graham, also a friend and work associate of my huband, attended our wedding. My husband and I extend our prayers thoughts and deepest sympathy to the Graham family. We will miss our friend.
Jim and Dinah Watson
November 17, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
Bruce Turnbull
November 17, 2010
We are truly sorry to hear about your loss. Chief Graham was like a Father to me early in my career. We spent hours together talking about his early years in law enforcement, some of his most memorable cases and just life in general. I gained much wisdom and GREAT respect for him. He even helped me navigate my way through politics and deal with the issues of life. I WILL SO MISS HIM! He greatly enriched my life... and I will never forget him. I am deeply, deeply sorry about your loss. I pray that God strengthens your family.
Theresa Johnson
November 17, 2010
My condolences to the Graham Family. Chief (as I called him) was a very caring man; I used to visit his house often with my Godmother when I was in high school, he was a great man. Even if I was riding through his neighborhood and he was out for some sun, I would slow down :-), stop and say hello. May he rest in peace...
K L
November 17, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal. Be Bless. Be Conforted that those who die in the Lord will live eternally with him.
Dan DuBoise
November 17, 2010
To the Graham Family may your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
John Reed
November 17, 2010
Chief Graham was a man of great dignity,and loved his family.He will be
greatly missed.
Mrs.Graham,the people in Dublin are praying for and with you.
M Moore
November 17, 2010
GOD is near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in sprit he saves. (Psalms 34:18) May your fond memories of him bring you comfort and peace.
Lillie Ponder
November 16, 2010
Rest in peace dear friend, your journey at last is over, no more pain, no more grief, no more sorrow,no more heartache,only the joy of knowing you remains, seeing that big smile and hearing that thunderous laugh, you opened the doors for many to follow after you.You were one of my first sergeants at APD, and I admired the way you carried yourself, the pride you displayed in who you were.The courge you showed in difficult and uncertain times, and the steady hand you held on the wheel of the ship in the stormy seas of like,providing leadership and guidence in difficult and demanding times. Your presence would fill the room where ever you were. We will miss you, again rest in peace your journey is over the final chapter has been written,but what a wonderful story it has been. I pray the comfort of the Holy Spirit for all your family, friends, co-workers,and admirers.I pray the love of the Holy Father and the Son fill their lives now and forever more.
J C Hall
November 16, 2010
Mrs. Leslie Graham and Family,
I cannot began to find the correct words to express my sincere condolences to hear of the demise of Chief Louis. As you know, Louis was a special friend of my husband, George Thompson, who passed away last year. They were police officers on the 6pm Watch. He was also my boss at the APD during the late 60's in the homicide unit. I did not know that they knew each other until later on. Since my husband's death, Louis continued to check on me to make sure that I was doing OK, even though he was going through a personal illness himself that he did not understand. He had a big caring heart and an infectious personality you will never forget. Leslie, we have a lot to share and life moves on. You and your family will always be in my prayers and thoughts.
Evelyn Thompson
November 16, 2010
Thank you Chief Graham for your tireless efforts and service to humanity! A bold and innovative leader you will always be remembered with honor.
R. Conley
November 16, 2010
My family thought and prayers for the Graham family as Cheif Graham was a solid rock of friendship and support...will miss him,but never forget him...always Dewey McClain
November 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to you, The Graham Family. I will miss seeing the Chief's smiling face during Sunday morning worship at JMBC. His presence will be greatly missed. May God keep you as well as the Holy Spirit comfort you during your loss. May The Chief rest in peace.
D Ladson
November 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to you, The Graham Family. We will miss the Chief's smiling face during Sunday morning worship at JMBC. His presence will be greatly missed.
D L
November 16, 2010
May the love and peace of the Lord remain with your family always. Peace be still. RIP.
Lydia Wynn
November 16, 2010
To the Graham Family,

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow. Although I knew Karen in high school, ( I was Douglass class of 82). I had the plearure of meeting and working with Chief Graham at the DeKalb Sheriff's Office. After his retirement and before his health failed him, I sometimes would run into him at the McDonoald,s on Wesley Chapel during breakfast. We would always talk. He had a colorful personality and I can truly say loved his family. He will be missed by many. God Bless!
Deborah Harris
November 16, 2010
May God be with you a this time of bereavement. Chief Graham was a 'policeman's Police Chief. Many will surely miss his counsel and wisdom. My prayers are with you.
May God Bless.
Stan Savage
November 16, 2010
Rest in the arms of the Lord. Lady Chandler and I and the entire church family of Marvelous Light offer our thoughts and prayers to the Graham Family.
Pastor James Chandler
November 16, 2010
curtis johnson 111
November 16, 2010
Chief,
Rest in peace.
Officer - Atlanta, GA
November 16, 2010
Condolences to the Graham family, he will be truly missed.

Jettie Guinyard
November 16, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Deborah & Korry Walker, JMBC
November 16, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sincerely, Keith and Dianne Waterman
Dianne Waterman
November 16, 2010
I was deeply saddened to learn of Lou's passing. It was my distinct pleasure to know and work with him. We both shared in the joys and challenges of servant leadership when with Fulton County. He was one of my "Rocks". Please accept my sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. May he R.I.P. (Rest in Paradise)!
Sondra Rhoades Johnson (formerly Burnett)
November 16, 2010
Sincere condolences in this time of your bereavement. Our prayers are with you. God will strengthen you without fail.
Jacqueline Heard Fields and Family
November 16, 2010
Chief:

May you praise God in heaven and, hopefully,I will see you there one day protecting the annoited ones as you protected us as a policemen here on Earth. May God protect your family in your absence. We truly know your are in a better place. Selah.
Barry Ringold
November 16, 2010
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Chief Graham. God is able to see you through.
Darlene Lackey
November 16, 2010
To the Graham family my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Yolanda Slator-Bell
November 16, 2010
To the Family -
My deepest condolences are sent to the family of Chief Graham. A remarkable man and will be missed. He was a legend in his own right. Being the "1st" at something in this country is phenomenal and a hard title to live up to, but he did. In the early 80's when arriving in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of meeting Chief Graham and working with him and several staff during my tenure at Fulton County Superior Court, and later met his wife at a COGIC church service. Evangelist Graham and family, friends and associates, please know that his life impacted many, and know that God is standing beside you and will never leave. Missionary Alicia Mitchell, my mother, often told me to, "Look up and be encouraged", and this I say to you as well - Let God's Love and Peace continue to be with you all!
In His Service,
Kevyn Carter
November 16, 2010
To the Graham Family,May God bless all of you in this time of sorrow:
What joy it was to know the Chief! He was my boss and my friend.He did so much for me at DKSO! Chief may the Lord repay you for your kindness you had for others!(Ruth2:12)
Idella Wiggins
November 16, 2010
Praying for the family, I watch your show, Mildred Hardnett
November 16, 2010
Chief Graham made the greatest sacrifice: "PUBLIC SERVICE". What a dynamic man of GOD and a great humanitarian!!! Rest in Peace Chief! The World WILL miss you. With much Love & Respect....
Jeff & Pam Banks
November 16, 2010
To the Graham family we are praying that God will give you comfort and peace during your time of sorrow. Just know that joy cometh in the morning.
Arnesler DeVaughn-Coleman and Barbara DeVaughn, Frederick Douglass & Jackson Memorial Family.
November 16, 2010
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I met Chief Graham years ago at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church. He was very inspirational in counseling my son to become a police officer and I feel in my heart because of Chief Graham, my son is now one of Dekalb Co. finest police officers. He will be truly missed.

The Hunter Family
November 16, 2010
To the Graham Family,

From Gwen Thornton, Nene and Bobo.

Our prayers are with you. My the Word of God Comfort you doing this time of
sadness.

We will always remember him as our neighbor, who looked after every one on the street.

With all of our Love.

Gwen Nene and Bobo: Conyers,Georgia
November 16, 2010
Chief Deputy Louis Graham and Sheriff Thomas Brown
I am deeply saddened by the loss of our Chief Graham. I have so many fond and colorful memories of experiences with him at the DeKalb Sheriff's Office, where he served as chief deputy sheriff. When he left to beome DeKalb's police chief, the "character" of our suite of offices was not the same, because the things that came with Chief "just being Chief" were missing. The stories are just too many to detail here, but they will forever be with me -- among my fondest, life-learning memories. Chief, I will miss you.

To Karen and family, may you find solace in the colorful memories and the love that you shared with this so strong yet so gentle giant of a man.
Mikki Jones
November 16, 2010
To the Family of Chief Graham, I will never forget the day I met the Chief. His home was under construction and I would go there on Sunday's just to tour it,I loved it. One Sunday I got caught in his house looking around by the Chief and Mrs. Graham. I said to him , I really like this house, and I said , by any means is it your's, and he replied yes it is. I said to him how do you afford a big beautiful house like this, and he answered me saying , a lot of hard work did it. I had no I deal who he was, and where he worked, but he spoke words of encouragement to me that If I worked hard, I could afford anything I desired. When I left that day, he told me I was welcome to come back any time. It wasn't until later on , that I figured out who he was and where he worked, but the kindness he showed me when I got caught in his house ,viewing it without his permission will never be forgotten, He spoke words of encouragement to me that I could live in a house just like his. Just work hard for it. Much love to the Family
Rudine Tucker
November 16, 2010
May Chief Graham rest in peace.
Z. J. Jackson
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