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Born on August 30, 1860, in Padula, a town in the province of Salerno, Campania region, Giuseppe "Joe" Petrosino was a legendary New York City police officer who was a pioneer in the fight against organized crime. Joe’s father, Prospero, was a tailor who married Maria Giovanna Mugno after his first wife, Maria Giuseppa Arato, died leaving him with two sons, Michele and Antonio. Prospero and Maria Giuseppa had three children: Caterina Maria Paolina,  Joe, and Vincenzo. Poverty was rampant so Joe and his cousin, Antonio Puppolo, (more)

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