DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown, responding to the Nov. 15 death of former Police Chief Louis Graham, said that the law enforcement community “lost a giant.”
Graham died following an extended illness, according to published reports. “He was a true professional and a valued friend who I will miss greatly,” Brown said in a news release.
Graham was named chief of the DeKalb County Police Department in 2004, a position he resigned two years later amid controversy stirred by a secret profanity-laced tape recording of Graham and his assistant that included racially inflammatory language.
Graham’s law enforcement career started with the Atlanta Police Department in 1964. He was named chief of Fulton County’s police force in 1991. After his retirement from that position, Graham became an assistant chief with the DeKalb County Police force.