Patrolman Anthony J. Graffia

Patrolman Anthony J. Graffia

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, February 19, 1968

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Anthony J. Graffia

Patrolman Anthony Graffia was shot and killed while attempting to stop a robbery in progress.

Patrolman Graffia 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 hit 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.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 7452

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

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When I was in High school I worked in that drug store when you were killed,I was the stock and delivery boy.I lived a couple of blocks from the store and went to PS 100 across the street when I was in grade school.The owner loved having the patrolman on the beat having his meal in back of the store.I am so sorry that you were killed by those two scumbags ,I often think about you being killed in the store.In August of 1968 I join the NYPD until 1993.God bless you and your family.

Ret.P.O.Robert D Dalia

February 21, 2020

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