Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant Bernardino Grottano

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, May 26, 1924

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Bernardino Grottano

Det. Sgt. Grottano,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 26, 2024

As we came together to remember a hero.

Photographer Jeff Crianza
Detectives Endowment Association

May 22, 2024

I attended your headstone revealing today along with your family , friends and members of the New York City police dept. It was a beautiful ceremony and great to see you are remembered and your story shared. Continue to Rest in Peace

Police Officer Edward G. Walz ret.

May 20, 2024

That is really impressive. Perhaps your great great grandson might want to carry or wear a cameo foto of his ancestor with him at all times on the job for protection?


May 20, 2024

Sir you are my Great Grandfather and on your 100 anniversary of your death my son your Great Great Grandson is attending the Police Academy by coincidence, however I do not believe in coincidences... This is something that is meant to be... Your picture hung on my mothers wall ever since I can remember as well as her father as a small boy right next to it...

Michael Taylor
Great Grandson

January 17, 2024

RIP. Detective Bernardino Grottano. It’s been 99 years. We shall never forget. Proud to say the DEA and myself are looking to do something next year for the 100 anniversary. Any hints ideas or help would be appreciated [email protected]


May 26, 2023

RIP A Hero We Will Always Remember. Please Any Family Members Please Contact Me as My Fiance is Detective Grottano's Great Neice. [email protected]

Lt William Markowski

November 3, 2022

On your 97th anniversary may you Rest In Peace ! Hero ! I pray your family thrived through the years and kept your memory alive . Salute !

Ret. Po ohara
Nypd mounted

May 26, 2021

Rest in peace Detective Sergeant Grottano.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 20, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 26, 2019

Learning about your life and legacy.

Your 2nd Great Grandchildren

February 4, 2018

If so would you give him my E-MAIL [email protected]
I see that det. Grottano is buried in same plot as my g-grandmother green-wood cemetery.
We researched the plot.

linda baric

August 9, 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 26, 2015

Although you passed before I was put on this earth, I am proud to be part of your family. I truely wanted to become a policeman as well. I did not for the fears of my mother who pleaded with me. I regret this. I am proud of your courage .

Louis Grottano
great nephew

December 18, 2010

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

Robyn Wilkes

May 22, 2009

I know we're related, my grandfather was a Grottano and my grandmother told me about you, I wish could meet more of the Grottano family. So if anyone from the Grottano family sees this please send me an email. Even tho I dont know you I know your missed and loved RIP Bernadino Grottano


June 6, 2008

I never new you. Nanny use to tell about you.
thank you

Bernard Grottano
Grand son

November 23, 2007

you are not forgotten......

Detective Jim Mulligan (retired)

May 16, 2006

You did your duty when you didn't have to and came to the aid of a fellow Patrolman. In the end your courage cost you your life. I salute you Sergeant. Thank you for your heroism. As a native New Yorker, I will never forget the sacrifice you made to help keep our streets safe.

Private First Class Smith
United States Army Military Police Regiment

September 30, 2005

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