In Memoriam – Trooper John M. Grassia III

The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association Board of Directors and staff send our thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and coworkers of New York State Trooper John M. Grassia III, 30, who was killed on Friday in a helicopter crash while flying over the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas serving with the National Guard.

Trooper Grassia, who was dedicated to serving and protecting not only the citizens of New York State but also the citizens of the entire United States, will be remembered for his ultimate sacrifice.

Trooper Grassia joined the New York State Police in April 2022 and was most recently assigned to Troop G. Funeral arrangements are pending.