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Trooper Richard Groja | Illinois State Police, Illinois Illinois State Police, Illinois


Richard Groja

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, May 28, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Trooper Richard Groja was killed in a motorcycle accident.

Trooper Groja was responding to a call in Chicago when he failed to show up. He was found five hours later at Rand Road and Garland Place. It appeared that he lost control of the motorcycle on an S-curve colliding with a tree.

Trooper Groja was U.S. Army veteran of WWI and served with the Illinois State Police for only two months. He was survived by his wife and child.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 28, 2015


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