Trooper Rocco V. Gragido

Trooper Rocco V. Gragido

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, September 11, 1940

Rocco V. Gragido

Trooper Gragido was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a vehicle that had run a red light at 63rd Street and Archer Avenue in Chicago. Trooper Gragido was waiting for the light when the incident occurred.

Trooper Gragido had served with the Illinois State Police for ten years and was assigned to District 4 in line for appointment to Senior Sergeant. Trooper Gradigo was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 5, 2013

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