Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Anthony J. Graffia

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, February 19, 1968

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Reflections for Patrolman Anthony J. Graffia

We remember you Uncle Tony. You're always in our hearts.

Madeline Orio
daughter of "brother" Joe Orio, Sebastian, Florida.

February 21, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 19, 2018

You are a hero my brother. I salute you for your courage. Continue to watch over your family from a better place, and rest in perpetual peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

February 19, 2017

You are a hero my brother. I salute you for your courage. Continue to watch over your family from a better place, and rest in perpetual peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

February 19, 2017

P.O. Graffia, I was just a child when you made the ultimate sacrifice by doing your job keeping New Yorkers safe. You and all the other men and women who serve to protect us are in my prayers every day. Your cousin Joe. God Bless America!

N/A Joseph Panattieri

January 13, 2015

With apologies for the typo in my earlier reflection...which should have read, Rest in will not be forgotten!

P.O. Michael Chronopoulos (retired)
Suffolk County P.D.

January 28, 2013

I am proud to say that I had the privilege to meet Ptl. Graffia, as a 13 year old boy. Unfortunately, it was just hours before the tragic event that took his life. I would think of Ptl. Graffia often during my 30 year career in law enforcement with admiration and respect. Rest in well be forgotten.

P.O. Michael Chronopoulos
Suffolk County P.D.

January 22, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 19, 2012

Thanks for your years of services, Anthony.


February 18, 2012

Officer Graffia, neither you, nor your sacrifice, have been forgotten. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

October 5, 2010

"Tony" and I were friends from our early grammer school days. Later in life we worked at three jobs together. He was "Best Man" at my wedding 54 years ago and Godfateher to my only son. I was his "Best Man" and Godfather to his first born son Anthony. Although many years have passed since his untimely death, I still think, dream and talk about him. He was one of the greatest persons in my life.
I would loved to reconnect with his children.

Joseph C Orio

April 14, 2010

To my Uncle Anthony,

I have heard so much about you all these years, and I wish I had met you, as you were a hero to all who who knew you. You touched so many lives and you will never know how much you mean to our family. I always wanted to be one of NY's Finest, but when the day came and I was called down to enter the NYPD, I had to decline due to an accident. I accepted the fact that God did not intend for me to be a Police Officer. Now, my son is on his way to becoming one of NY's Finest...I admire you for your courage and all your fellow officers. As you look down upon us, please watch over my son and keep him safe.

With love always,
your nephew Steven

Steven Anthony Wood

August 17, 2009

He was a hero in every sense of the word. Uncle Tony was my Godfather, and one of the men who I looked up to as a young boy. His loss is still felt nearly 40 years later by all who knew and loved him. He was a good cop, a wonderful man, loving husband and father, but most of all, he was an example to all who knew him that how you live your life is more important then how long a life you live. He gave all to protect and serve his fellow man, and there can be no greater sacrifice or commitment.... Till we all meet again.....You will always remain a hero to all who's lives you have touched, God bless you.

Joseph Cassone

July 25, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Graffia and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

February 13, 2009



February 11, 2008

Although I was only 11 years old, when Uncle Anthony was killed, I still think of him everyday and ask why? What was God thinking? He was the most loving and caring man in my life. I am now 50 years young and he still is!!!!

Christine Wood

January 26, 2008

Almost 40 years later, I still have vivid recollections of that sad day. On the previous tour, as a young 21 year old rookie policeman, I had been assigned to that very same foot post (as I had on many other occasions as well) on 111th Ave in South Ozone Park in the 106 Pct. I was a regular on that foot post, as was Tony. I, too spent time in that very same pharmacy where the tragedy occurred and where I also had my meal during my tour. Subsequently, on the following tour of duty after mine, Patrolman Tony Graffia's terrible incident occurred. I'll never forget the funeral procession in front of the 106 pct. later that week as we all stood in white gloved uniform saluting and at attention on both sides of the street as Tony passed by "the house" for his final time. The street was also filled with local residents, friends and onlookers (including, by the way, my own tear filled mother) who came to pay their respects. I still think about that whole terrible situation from time to time. I also remember having learned "some of the ropes" from Tony back in late '67 and early '68 during the short time I knew him. I remember discussing that memorable foot post with him quite often....just filling each other in on what was going on in the area. A real nice guy, as I still can recall... and, a good cop. Rest in Peace, Tony....... Dan Daly - retired 2nd Grade Detective

2nd Grade Detective Dan Daly (ret)
NYCPD - 106 Pct (at the time)

February 25, 2007

RIP brother.NYPDs finest.

CE Lima CCRPV # 2906

CE Lima Ptl
CCRPV # 2906

January 27, 2007



May 11, 2006

You are not forgotten on the 38th anniversary of your death Officer Anthony J. Graffia. Rest in peace my brother and may God Bless your family.


February 18, 2006

In Valor there is Hope. I hope your rest has been easy,Brother

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo Pd

February 14, 2006

You will always be remembered as a brave man. I will always think of you as my hero!

November 19, 2005

No one is left without reflection. No hero goes without recognition. Thank you for your service and know that you and your sacrafice are not forgotten.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

November 11, 2003

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