Police Officer James Groark

Police Officer James Groark

Westchester County Parkway Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, August 22, 1966

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James Groark

Officer Groark died from a heart attack while handling a motor vehicle incident on the Bronx River Parkway near River Road at 1 p.m. He had pulled over a vehicle with a bad muffler and was inspecting the car when he suffered a heart attack, fell, and hit his head. The driver of the vehicle got on Officer Groark's police radio and called for help. Officer Groark was transported to White Plains Hospital a few miles away where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

Officer Groark, a WWII U.S. Army veteran, served with the Westchester Parkway Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and three daughters.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 50
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

traffic stop

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 22, 2020

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