Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 7452
Weapon: Handgun; Revolver
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.