Sheriff's office hopes to have a replacement in a month and has 'big shoes to fill'

PMG FILE PHOTO - Joe 'Rocky' Graziano spent 17 years working in law enforcement in the Corbett community.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has begun the search to replace Joe "Rocky" Graziano who recently retired as Corbett's primary law enforcement officer.

The Sheriff's Office expects to have a replacement in about a month.

Graziano spent 27 years with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. He spent 11 years assigned to Corbett and the surrounding areas and six years as the Corbett School District resource officer.

Many folks in the Corbett community appreciated his presence in their community.

A Corbett Facebook page was filled with posts thanking him and wishing him well.

"Sad to see you go, Rocky. You're leaving big shoes for your replacement to fill," said one post.

Another marveled that Graziano greeted him and called him by name years after their last meeting.

Multnomah County Sheriff Capt. Steve Bevens said via email, "Dep. Graziano was an example of what community policing looks like. He built strong relationships with the community, he worked to address ongoing livability concerns and was there day or night to help a neighbor in need. Rocky was a huge part of the Corbett community, and the MCSO family, and we have some big shoes to fill now."

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