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Trooper Rocco Vito Gragido

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, September 11, 1940

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Reflections for Trooper Rocco Vito Gragido

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

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

September 11, 2020

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

My name is Mary Joann Gragido Paoni, I was born 3/27/1939, Mother Cabrini Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, Rocco Vito Gragido was my father. From what I understand his partner Officer Good & he were both waiting for the light to change, a Miss Goldstine had a seizure, s mtepped on the gas instead of the brake, drug Rocco, his motorcycle, hit several cars, a truck & went through the glass store window. I have often wondered what life would be like if he had not been killed when I was only 18 months old. My Mother took me & moved back to Springfield Illinois where she had been raised.

Mary Joann Gragido Paoni
Daughter

February 9, 2018

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 5, 2013

Rest in Peace, Trooper Gragido. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 21, 2012

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

September 11, 2006

Rest in peace motorman.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

September 9, 2003

We will not let you be forgotten...rest in peace, my brother


Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County Illinois

September 1, 2003

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