Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # 2516
Incident Date: 12/29/1971
Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber
Suspect: Died in prison
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.