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Lt. Joe Petrosino, NYPD, Badge No. 285
August 30, 1860
Padula, Campania, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (now Italy)
|Died||March 12, 1909
|Cause of death||Gunshots|
|Resting place||Calvary Cemetery, New York City|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60m)|
|Children||Adelina Petrosino Burke|
|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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