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James F. Grayson, III

Name:  James Fulton Grayson III

Date of Birth:  1940

Date of Death: 01/10/1976

Location of Death:  Columbia, SC









Special Agent James "Jimmie" Grayson was killed in an automobile accident in Columbia, SC, while on official duty.


Agent Grayson joined ATF on 1/26/1970.  He served at offices in Georgia and South Carolina. Agent Grayson was a well known and noted expert pistol shooter and participated in competitive pistol matches throughout the Nation. Previously, Jimmie proudly served in the U. S. Coast Guard from 1962-1970.  He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina (Columbia) and a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity.  He enjoyed flying and held a private pilot’s license with a multi-engine (land and sea) rating.  Jimmie also enjoyed playing sports, especially softball.


Agent Grayson was born in Florence, SC.  He was survived by his wife, Cookie; their son, James Fulton Grayson, IV and daughter, Elisabeth Anne Grayson-Mills.