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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of New York City Correctional Officer Franck Grah, who died on Sunday, September 20, 2020, after sustaining injuries from an accident. Our beloved brother used to commute from the Poconos, PA to the Rikers Correctional Center located in the Bronx NYC and was just doing that when he encountered death on that fateful day.

Franck, a Côte d’Ivoire native, grew up in Abidjan, and later moved to New York in 1994. He graduated from Vaughn College of Aeronautics Queens NY (www.vaughn.edu) in 2002 and joined The New York City Department of Correction (NYCDOC) in 2003.

He was a single Father to three daughters Marie Paule (IvoryCoast), Kelly (France), and Glorya in the USA. Franck was an outstanding man, ex-husband, prospective new fiancé, father, grandfather, son, brother, colleague, and friend. He was a compassionate New York's Boldest. He was especially known for always conducting himself with professionalism and integrity with Inmates. He worked hard, was respected by his colleagues, and loved by all. He is also survived by his three brothers Bruno, Theo, Karl Didier, three sisters Celestine, Jeanne and Beatrice.

One of Franck’s biggest dream was to see his last daughter given the opportunity to attend college. This dream became true when Glorya graduated from High school and was accepted at Berkeley College NY (www.berkeleycollege.edu) for the fall semester 2020. Our hope is to make that dream come true for young Glorya. Our beloved Brother will be buried in is homeland as he's always wished.

Bro Franck!, You will be greatly missed

Be BOLD! Adieu!!!

Thank you,

Friends & Family

New York, USA


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