Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Leslie S. Grosso

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, May 21, 1974

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Reflections for Investigator Leslie S. Grosso

Yes Les was in the same Group we worked together… was a GREAT GUY a real Gentleman and sourly missed RIP Les ..God Bless your love love ones ..Always Ralph Nieves (Ret. Det. NYPD)


February 4, 2023

Les and I worked together in Group 12 of the NYJTF back in 2001/2002 and had a few beers together every once in a while.
I last spoke to him at the South Hampton cemetary shortly after he died and think of him often.
Rest in Peace my friend.

Patrick Nannery

Detective Patrick Nannery
New York City Police Department.

November 15, 2021

Investigator Grosso, rest in peace and Olav Hashalom.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 6, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 21, 2018

Investigator Leslie S. Grosso will never ever be forgotten. I hear about this unfortunate accident when I was assigned to NYC - DETF in late 1987, and we all learned a lesson from this accident. Thank you for your service. May your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

March 25, 2018

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

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 21, 2015

I think of you often and your visits with and I. Always lots of laughs, and memories.
Just know you are remembered, an still I don't" believe IT."

Marilyn Dalton Thomas
widowof Don (NYSP)

July 24, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. .

Rest In Peace.

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

May 21, 2012

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

Robyn Wilkes

May 20, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been a long time since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Investigator Grosso.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 20, 2007

Your EOW was over 33 years ago, but time has not diminished your sacrifice. Thanks for your 12 years
of service and I am so sorry your career ended so
Lynn Kole
Washington State

June 11, 2007

A hero is never forgotten.......Rest in peace Investigator Grosso.........


November 8, 2003

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