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 Patrolman Graffia to the robbery, and when he came out of the backroom, the suspects opened fire, striking him. Although mortally wounded, Patrolman Graffia 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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A true hero, to whom NYC owes a debt of gratitude. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.


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