Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Clifford Joseph Grogan, Sr

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, November 12, 1965

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Clifford Joseph Grogan, Sr

Rest in peace Correctional Officer Grogan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 13, 2021

My Dad Officer Paul Regis Conroy Sr worked at SCI Pittsburgh for 25 years. 1958 to 1983. Officer Grogans was a great friend of my Dad’s. He was a true hero. He saved another Officer life that horrible day. These Officers put there lives on line every day to keep our community safe. They are all Heroes!

Robert Conroy
Family friend

March 8, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

July 31, 2020

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand - PA C.O.P.S.
Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand E.O.W. 9/14/2008

November 12, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 13, 2011

After reading officer Grogans story I am very proud of you going to the aid of another officer that's what Law Enforcement is all about having one anothers back. You are a true hero
I hope there is a very special place in heaven for you., Rest in peace

David Biondi

December 4, 2010

After reading officer Grogans story I am very proud of you going to the aid of another officer that's what Law Enforcement is all about having one anothers back. You are a true hero
I hope there is a very special place in heaven for you., Rest in peace

David Biondi

December 4, 2010

Everyday I stand in the spot where you gave it all, at SCI Pittsburgh. We remember you, and speak of your great courage to all the new COs. God keep you, and bless your fine family it has been my honor to know.


May 20, 2010

Family dinner, you're not there
We all look at the empty chair
Lif'e not fair we wonder why
Why did a good man have to die
They say the good die young, it seems to me
That's not the way that it shoul be

Retired CO C.J.Grogan Jr. & Family

November 12, 2008

You are remembered for your heroism and ultimate sacrifice in providing aid to a fellow Officer. 43 years and you are still not forgotten. Rest in peace, sir, we have the watch now.

The Correctional Officers Prayer

Lord, I ask for courage...
Courage to face and conquer my own fears.
Courage to take me where others will not go.

I ask for strength...
Strength of body to protect others.
Strength of spirit to lead others.

I ask for dedication...
Dedication to my job, to do well.
Dedication to my community, to keep it safe.

Give me, Lord, concern for all those who trust me.
and compassion for those who need me.

And, please Lord, through it all
watch over me and keep me true.

DB, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons

November 11, 2008

I never got the chance to meet him but from what I understand he was a great man truly loved and truly missed he was a hero too many His son (my father) is a retired correctional officer for the same institution where he was murdered my father truly followed in his father's footsteps he as well is a hero and a great man. nobody understands what these fine men and women go through to make other families safe from these felons they are all heros in my eyes and Thank you for all you do to protect us.


November 10, 2008

Officer Grogan, you gave your life for your brother without any thought. Your actions are an inspiration and will always be remembered. I visit this website everyday to remind myself of the dangers we all face. I care for all my brothers and sisters in blue and admire those who sacrifice themselves to help others. I could say many other things about bravery and courage, but you sir, have already said it all. Rest in peace brother....keep watch over us as we continue where you left off. Thank you and God bless you.

patrolman brian quinn
bethlehem pd

December 2, 2007



November 26, 2007

Here are sir, one year later honoring and remembering you as always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 12, 2007

On the anniversary of your tragic death we honor you. You are a true hero, laying down your life for that of another. May God watch over your family forever. I pray that your children have grown into fine adults. Rest in peace, you've earned it!

Pennsylvania State Police

November 12, 2007

Thank you today, 41 years later, and everyday for a true heroic deed and such dedicated service. Until we meet again.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 12, 2006

Forty years have past but the memories spent with you and your wife and children are some of the best of my childhood! God Bless you for being such a kind and loving man and may he watch over your family. Proudly your niece, Sandy

Sandra Schmidt Alfred

December 18, 2005

C.O. Grogan you were a real hero and that's the way you died! God Bless you and your family!!

Patrol Officer Chris J. Rohner
Licking Memorial Hospital Police Dept. Newark,Ohio

November 4, 2004

A true hero's death. God bless those left behind. May you rest in peace. No greater love...........


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