Trooper Rocco Vito Gragido

Trooper Rocco Vito Gragido

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, September 11, 1940

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Rocco Vito Gragido

Trooper Rocco 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.

He was waiting for the light when the incident occurred.

Trooper Gragido was a U.S Navy veteran of WWI and had served with the Illinois State Police for ten years. He was assigned to District 4 and was in line for an appointment to Senior Sergeant. Trooper Gradigo was survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

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