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GRAVES, Detective Richard M.
GRAVES, Detective Richard M. Detective Richard M. Graves was a protector to his family, friends, and community. He dedicated his life to keeping the peace and making sure everyone around him was properly taken care of. Ricksend of watchwas on April 12, 2017 in Palmdale, California. Rick came into this world on November 23, 1954 in San Diego, California. He honorably served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department just under 33 years from 1977 to 2009. During his extensive time with LASD he served 8 years in the OSS Gang Unit. He dedicated the last 20 years of his career to speaking for the unspoken as a Homicide Detective. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 42 years, Kathy, as well as their two daughters, Rika and Angela, and four grandchildren, Elina, Carlos, Jayden, and Haylee. Rick was a truly influential man who touched the lives of everyone he came into contact with. Services will be heldon Friday, April 21, at 2:00pmat Central Christian Church,3131 West Ave J, Lancaster, Calif., 93536. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Palmdale Regional Center Auxiliary.

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