💙In the month of August, keep an eye out for Osage County Deputies wearing the Black 104 Band on their uniform badges. This gesture serves as a heartfelt tribute to the memory of our fallen hero, Captain William “Willy” Hargraves. Let us join together in honoring his legacy and expressing our deepest respect for his service. 🙏
On the morning of 8/19/2022, Captain Hargraves was involved in a tragic collision at the intersection of US Highway 60 and State Highway 18, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Captain Hargraves dedicated over two decades of his life to serving our community. He began his journey in 1998 as a Jailer, eventually earning promotions to Field Deputy, K-9 Handler, Patrol Sgt, Patrol Lieutenant, Jail Lieutenant, and finally, Jail Administrator/Captain. In 2022, he was promoted to Captain of Investigations.
Throughout his career, Captain Hargraves consistently demonstrated his commitment to public safety and professional excellence. His work in drug interdiction and detection, as well as his supervision of patrol shifts, greatly contributed to maintaining the peace in Osage County.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Captain Hargraves’ family, as well as all those affected by this tragic event. May his legacy of service and dedication live on in our memories.
Sheriff Eddie Virden,
Osage County Sheriff 🙏💙
(These Honor Bands were provided by Honorbands.net)