Investigator Leslie S. Grosso

Investigator Leslie S. Grosso

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, May 21, 1974

Leslie S. Grosso

Investigator Grosso was shot and killed by another officer during a drug buy in Brooklyn. He gave eight other officers a prearranged signal after completing the drug buy with two men in his car. As the officers ran to his car he was shot in the head when an officer's gun accidentally discharged. He died of his wound the next day.

Investigator Grosso was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Joint Task Force. He had been with the agency for 12 years and was survived by his parents and two brothers.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Monday, May 20, 1974

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We dated for just a short time but I remember you had the most beautiful vivid blue eyes. I was very sorry to hear when you passed. Way too young. Not surprised to hear that you weren't married. During our time together all you talked about was a former girlfriend. I couldn't compare to your memories of her. RIP Les. Grateful to have known you. Joan.

Joan smyth
Worked with Les in 1962

April 6, 2016

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