Jim Grann

Jim Grann stands on University Avenue thinking with his hand at his chin in 2022

Jim Grann wasn’t supposed to work on the case that became one of the most storied of his career.

Grann, a detective with the Madison Police Department’s crimes against persons unit, worked nights, the 4:00 p.m. to midnight shift. Homicides, robberies, batteries — serious crimes with high stakes riding on the outcomes. Grann wouldn’t have had it any other way.

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James Grann, courtesy of his son, Jamie.

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Jim Grann in 2019, courtesy of Jean Grann.