Bernardino Grottano

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Bernardino Grottano

  • Birth Nov 1885 Toritto, Città Metropolitana di Bari, Puglia, Italy
  • Death 26 May 1924 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Sec 143 Lot 26518
  • Memorial ID 90568185

Detective Grottano died of wounds he received when he was shot as he attempted to capture an armed robbery suspect.

At approximately 2230 hours on May 19, 1924 a patrolman on his beat observed that there was no store clerk behind the counter of "The United Cigar Store" on Fulton Street, Brooklyn. When the patrolman stopped to investigate, a man standing in front of the store drew a handgun and pointed at the patrolman. The patrolman lunged at the suspect, who fled on foot. During the chase, the suspect ran by Detective Grottano, who was standing at the corner of Fulton Street and Hanover Place. Detective Grottano attempted to apprehend the suspect, but was unable to grab him. Detective Grottano joined the patrolman in the foot chase. During the chase, the suspect opened fire. Detective Grottano and the patrolman returned fire. During the exchange, Detective Grottano was struck in the chest and fell to the ground, mortally wounded. As the chase continued, the suspect was also shot and killed.

Detective Grottano was taken to Brooklyn Hospital where he died seven days later from his wounds.

A second suspect, who was inside the cigar store robbing it was apprehended several months later and charged with murder.

Detective Grottano had served with the New York City Police Department for 17 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/5796-detective-sergeant-bernardino-grottano#ixzz1vdRAdZoA


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  • Created by: BKGene
  • Added: 22 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90568185
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernardino Grottano (Nov 1885–26 May 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90568185, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by BKGene (contributor 46895980) .