Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Patrolman Anthony J. Graffia | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Anthony J. Graffia

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, February 19, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 7452

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Apprehended

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Patrolman Graffia was shot and killed while attempting to stop a robbery in progress. He was eating lunch in the rear of a pharmacy when two men entered brandishing revolvers and demanded money. The store owner alerted Officer Graffia to the robbery and when he came out of the back room the suspects opened fire, striking Patrolman Graffia. Although mortally wounded he was able to return fire but did not strike either suspect. Both men fled but were apprehended two weeks later.

Patrolman Graffia had been with the agency for seven years and was assigned to the 106th Precinct. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 19 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

P.O. Graffia, I was just a child when you made the ultimate sacrifice by doing your job keeping New Yorkers safe. You and all the other men and women who serve to protect us are in my prayers every day. Your cousin Joe. God Bless America!

N/A Joseph Panattieri
NYPD
January 13, 2015

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2016 Deaths