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Trooper Robert Roy | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York

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Robert Roy

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, September 8, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1928

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Trooper Roy and Trooper Arnold Rasmussen were shot and killed while attempting to serve a petite larceny warrant on a suspect. The warrant was for stealing $6.48 worth of auto parts. As the Troopers waited outside the suspect’s home for him to get his jacket, a shot was fired from inside the home, killing Trooper Rasmussen. Trooper Roy entered the suspect’s home but as he climbed the stairs he was shot and killed. The suspect was apprehended three weeks later, convicted, and executed for the crime in 1928.

Trooper Roy had been with the agency for one year and had previously served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and was an accomplished author writing under the name "Rob Roy".

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End of Watch: Thursday, September 8, 1927
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May Trooper Roy's soul rest in Heaven for he gave his life in the line of duty.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police
April 24, 2017

 

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