From 4 p.m. Saturday to last night, Christopher P. Graul, a 33-year-old Baltimore homicide detective who is married and has two children, had spent less than 20 hours at home.
Like most members of the Baltimore police homicide unit, Detective Graul is feeling the strain of the increase in murders. Here is a sample of his recent schedule:.
Arrived for work 4 p.m. Saturday. Worked until 9 p.m. Sunday -- 29 hours straight.
Home for three hours Sunday night.
Returned to work for the midnight to 8 a.m. shift. At the end of his shift Monday morning, went straight to court. Stayed there until 8 p.m. Monday evening.