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Joseph Petrosino
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Lt. Joe Petrosino, NYPD, Badge No. 285
Giuseppe Petrosino

(1860-08-30)August 30, 1860
Padula, Campania, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (now Italy)
Died March 12, 1909(1909-03-12) (aged 48)
Cause of death Gunshots
Resting place Calvary Cemetery, New York City
Nationality Italian
Citizenship American
Occupation Detective
police officer
Years active 1883–1909
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60m)
Predecessor None
Successor Michael Fiaschetti
Spouse(s) Adelina Saulino
Children Adelina Petrosino Burke
  • Prospero Petrosino (father)
  • Maria Giuseppa Arato (mother)
Relatives Nino Melito Petrosino (grandnephew, descendants, based in Italy)

Joseph Petrosino (born Giuseppe Petrosino August 30, 1860 – March 12, 1909) was a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer who was a pioneer in the fight against organized crime. Crime fighting techniques that Petrosino pioneered are still practiced by law enforcement agencies.

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