Bro. Graves is originally from Atlanta, Ga. As a youth he moved to Decatur, Ga. Upon graduating from Southwest DeKalb High School, he had seven band scholarship offers. Bro Graves attended Alabama State University where he majored in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Law Enforcement. Bro Graves was always interesting in becoming a member of law enforcement. While a student at Alabama State, he served in numerous leadership positions including Saxophone Section Leader, Vice President of the Band, Student Government, and Line President
After graduating from Alabama State University, Bro. Graves joined the Metro Nashville Police Department. In 2002, he became the first African-American assigned to the Firearms Section
at Metro Nashville Police Department’s Training Academy. Approximately one year later, he was lead firearms instructor. Bro Graves received specialized training as served as an instructor
for numerous areas, including Strategos International, Low-Light Confrontations, Advanced Taser M26/X26, General Electric Driving Simulator, New Millennium Products, Inc., Force
Protection / Anti-Terrorism, Tennessee Handgun Permit, National Rifle Association of America, Handgun and Shotgun, Advanced Taser M26/X26, Glock Inc.,
In 2010, he became one of Nashville’s youngest African American Captains at the age of 35. In 2012 he ascended to the rank of Commander. Currently, Brother Graves serves as the longest
tenured Precinct Commander, presiding over the North Precinct. Brother Graves and his wife, Saphana, have been married for 15 years. Together they have a 9 year old son, and 6 year old twins, a son and a daughter.