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


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

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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.

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You are a hero my brother. I salute you for your courage. Continue to watch over your family from a better place, and rest in perpetual peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)
February 19, 2017


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