Leadership You Can Trust
Sheriff Graves retired from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as a Lieutenant after 30 years of service. The Highway Patrol trusted Sheriff Graves with many leadership roles. In retirement, Sheriff Graves was Director of Safety at Randolph Community College.
In 2013, then-Speaker of the North Carolina House Thom Tillis appointed Graves to the North Carolina Criminal Justice Information Network Governing Board. In 2015, N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory appointed him to a five-year term as the public member of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy.
Sheriff Graves was awarded the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2009, the highest honor that can be bestowed to a citizen by the Governor of North Carolina.
Sheriff Graves served as chairman of the Randolph County Republican Party as well as holding several other party positions throughout the years. He and his family are active members of the First Baptist Church in Asheboro where he is a deacon and past chairman of the Executive Council.
Sheriff Graves’ other leadership roles have included various areas of service with Randolph Rotary, the Randolph County Schools, the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce, and as a Mason (Past Master and Secretary) and Shriner for 35 years.
He and Donna, his wife of 36 years, are the proud parents of two adult children, who have taken active roles in their community. Daughter Jennifer Graves Walker (who is married to NCSHP Trooper Bradley Walker) and son NCSHP Trooper Robert B. Graves (who is married to Erin). The Graves are also the proud grandparents of Braelyn and Jaxson Walker.