Graffe Holmes

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Service Record

Agency Mason City Iowa Police Department
Rank Officer
Last Known Status Separated
Agency Centerville Iowa Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service October 25, 2021[1] - December 22, 2022.[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]

Incident Reports

2021 Shooting

On February 20, 2021, Holmes had two guns stolen from him.[3]

On February 28, 2021, police were dispatched to a reported shooting. The shooter had fled when officers arrived. Holmes' car was parked on the street near the incident.[3]

A man suffering from a gun shot wound arrived at a hospital. The man was the suspect in the earlier theft of Holmes' firearms.[3]

Response Timeline

Police obtained a search warrant for Holmes' vehicle, which revealed a handgun.[2]

2021 Death of Kevin Arbogast

Response Timeline

On December 3, 2021, the state Attorney General ruled that the actions of the officers were justified.[4]

2022 Hiring Disclosure

On December 13, 2022, the Centerville Police Department learned of Holmes' involvement in the 2021 shooting incident described above.[2]

Holmes did not disclose that there was an ongoing investigation into his possible involvement before his employment.[2]

Response Timeline

On December 15, 2022, Holmes was put on administrative leave.[2]

On December 22, 2022, Holmes was fired.[2]

LEO Ratings


  1. Officer Graffe Holmes was sworn in, Centerville Police Department, 2021-10-25
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ellis Codjoe, Centerville Police Officer Fired for Not Disclosing Shooting Investigation, Ottumwa Radio, 2023-01-16
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kyle Ockler, Centerville officer dismissed due to criminal investigation, Ottumwa Courier, 2023-01-12
  4. Update on November 21 Officer-InVoled Shooting in Appanoose County, Iowa Department of Public Safety, 2021-12-03