Governor Orders State Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of Slain SeMo Trooper

MARCH 22, 2005 - Posted at 3:31 p.m. CST

VAN BUREN, MO - Services are set for Thursday for a Missouri state trooper slain outside his southeast Missouri home over the weekend.

Visitation for Carl "Dewayne" Graham will be tomorrow evening at the Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.

Graham's funeral will be at eleven the next morning at First Baptist Church in Dexter.

Graham was shot and killed outside his home near Van Buren on Sunday afternoon, still wearing his uniform.  He was 37 and served as the patrol's supervisor for Reynolds and Carter counties.

The investigation continues.

Governor Blunt has ordered all flags at state sites to be flown at half-staff until dusk on the evening of funeral services honoring Graham.

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