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Patrolman Richard B. Rose | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Richard B. Rose

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 29, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 2516

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/29/1971

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Suspect: Died in prison

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Patrolman Richard Rose was shot and killed while responding to an armed robbery on South Main Street, in South Farmingdale.

He pursued the subject to a nearby bowling alley where the man hid beneath a parked car. As he ordered the man to drop his weapon and surrender the man opened fire with a .22 caliber sawed-off rifle, striking Patrolman Rose in the chest. The man fled the scene but was arrested in New York City the following day.

The subject was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 25 years to life. He died in prison two weeks prior to being released on parole.

Patrolman Rose had served with the Nassau County Police Department for one year.

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A true "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to our department.
I'm proud to have followed your footsteps in the NCPD.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY
December 30, 2014

 

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