Police Officer Russell Graziano of the 106th Precinct was honored last week with the Cop of the Month award at the community council meeting in Ozone Park for his seizure of a loaded firearm and other assorted contraband.
According to Deputy Inspector Thomas Pascale, the precinct’s commanding officer, Graziano and members of his anti-crime team were on patrol on Feb. 16 along Rockaway Boulevard when they spotted five individuals in a car acting suspiciously and pulled them over for investigation.
Graziano then allegedly found brass knuckles, a gravity knife, heroin, marijuana, crack cocaine, steroids, Xanax and a loaded .45-caliber handgun. The two females and three males inside the vehicle were placed under arrest.
One man in the car had 59 prior arrests, including for car thefts and narcotics, according to Pascale, while the four others had 13 arrests between them.
Joining the Cop of the Month are 106th Precinct Community Council President Frank Dardani, left, Jenna Graziano and Pascale, right.
— Stephen Geffon