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Injury knocks Corbett's deputy off-duty

Sheriff's Deputy Joe Graziano hopes to return to work around December


Photo Credit: OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO: JIM CLARK - Following his surgery this week, Corbett Community Resource Officer Joe Rocky Graziano will be placed on light duty for 90 days.Multnomah County Sheriff Deputy Joe “Rocky” Graziano released a public announcement saying he will be off duty for several weeks due to a shoulder injury he received while skateboarding with his son.

Graziano will have surgery Wednesday, Aug. 27, and then will be placed on light duty for 90 days, he said.

During that time Graziano, who is Corbett’s community resource officer, will be out of uniform and off patrol.

While on light duty, the deputy said he has been authorized to attend some daytime Corbett functions in the beginning and into mid-September.

Graziano, who is well-liked in the community, hopes to return to work around December or January, he said.

A 20-year veteran police officer, Graziano has served as Corbett’s community resource officer for the past five years. His effort to enhance safety and security for Corbett residents and visitors was recognized last November when he was one of four officers in the state to earn the Oregon Peace Officers’ Public Safety Award for his exemplary leadership.

Due to his absence, the August Corbett crime log likely will not be sent out, he said.

For issues in and around Corbett, people are asked to call the sheriff’s 24-hour non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

Deputy Rafael Cortada, Corbett’s school resource officer, is the contact for any school-related issues. His email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Corbett School District’s main number is 503-261-4200 or 4226.

Reserve Deputy “Mac” McRedmond is the contact for anyone interested in the Citizen Patrol program. He can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Lt. Steve Alexander, spokesman for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, could not say right away if or which officer would step into Graziano’s place while he recovers from his injury.

Known for his friendly sense of humor, Graziano said on a positive note, “My injury could have been much worse if I hadn’t been wearing a helmet!”



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