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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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Rest in peace Trooper Gragido.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 28, 2020

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