Detective John Graves is a dedicated police officer who is committed to helping people in need. This past holiday season he came across a single mother of four children, including one with special needs. Believing every child deserves a merry Christmas, Graves asked the Cleveland Police Foundation along with the Cops for Kids program to provide assistance.
The CPF donated a gift card and presents, but John and his family went a step further and personally bought every child additional gifts. Not only did this gesture of kindness brighten the family’s holiday, but his efforts, along with the generous support of his family, made possible a priceless connection between the Cleveland Police and the community it serves. This is but one example of John’s compassion and long-standing efforts in giving back to the community. The Cleveland Police Foundation is honored to recognize Detective John Graves as the Police Officer of the Month for May 2017.