Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Edward C. "Rocky" Graziano

Nashua Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Friday, August 14, 1964

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Reflections for Patrolman Edward C. "Rocky" Graziano

Patrolman Graziano, it has been 59 years since you were taken from us. I had the greatest honor of running the NH Police Cadet Training Academy several years ago when your grandson, Eddie, was enrolled as a 15-year-old. I was with his 3rd-year group when we took them to the NH Police Officer's Memorial on the grounds of the Statehouse. He was staring at your name, and it was only then that I made the connection. He told me some of what he knew and how he wanted to be the next Graziano to wear a badge in NH. He stood tall and was clearly very proud to be the namesake of the hero on the memorial. I have retired and only hope that Eddie is either on his way to, or is now wearing that badge!

New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your militaryand law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 14, 2023

My dad was Captain Donald Boyer, who loved "Rocky" like a brother. Rocky came to our home several times, and my 4 and 5-year-old self thought he was so kind and handsome. I was sure I was going to marry him one day! That is my favorite reflection. Another is when Rocky's tragic accident happened, I saw my dad cry. Not only cry, but sob, weep, and truly mourn. I don't think I had ever seen him like that before or since. My dad also had a helmet that he always kept. He said it was Rocky's helmet. Dad would love to know all the wonderful things the citizens of Nashua have done for his dear "best" friend. But he too is on the other side. Hopefully, Daddy, Rocky, and Armand Rousell are all smoking cigars and enjoying themselves!!

Humble Daughter of Capt. Donald Boyer
Daughter of NPD Officer

August 30, 2022

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

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

August 14, 2020

No amount of time could ever make us forget your service and dedication to keeping our nation safe. Many thanks and my condolences to your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian

September 18, 2016

It's now been 52 years and in a post I left in 2009 I failed to mention that my hometown PD had Grazianos. Good men who did their time honorably and made it to retirement. It's still tragic and heartbreaking that you did not.

I can't help but wonder if you may have been related.

May you continue a peaceful rest and may God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 14, 2016

Ofc. Graziano,

Rest peacefully in the knowledge that your grandson and namesake, Eddie Graziano is representing you, himself and his family admirably at just 15 years old at the NH Police Cadet Training Academy. He is standing tall, walking proud and display great enthusiasm for the program. You have done well sir.


June 24, 2015

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th 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

February 21, 2013

Patrolman Graziano,
On today, the 48th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nashua. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

August 14, 2012

Thank you Det. Michael. That was my grandfather.

Sgt. Graziano

January 11, 2012

Officer Graziano you are remembered as a true hero by the Boston Police Department. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept

January 6, 2012

in everyday life we work so hard to bring up family with family aways talking about what happen to you eddie uncle jerry and my self and your other cousin we alway got you on our minds as a graziano you alway stand strong with the graziano name god bless your cousin scott graziano and uncle jerry jay graziiano marcia graziano dorion mary graziano brown

scott w graziano

September 10, 2011



May 21, 2011

Officer Graziano, today marks the 45th anniversary of your tragic death. It does not say why this accident happened or even if it was actually an accident, but regardless, you did not make it home from your shift. You spent your career with three different agencies but it was the Nashua PD that truly lost you. You have not been forgotten.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 14, 2009

Rest easy Brother.

Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA

August 14, 2007

Motorman, Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten. Rest Well.

Senior Motor Officer M. Thurmond

August 14, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.r

June 15, 2006

rest in peace brother. Thank you!

October 9, 2005

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