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Patrolman Robert D. Strone | Passaic Police Department, New Jersey Passaic Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman

Robert D. Strone

Passaic Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Thursday, May 8, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 5 months

Badge # 100

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Robert Strone was shot and killed while on foot patrol shortly before midnight. Officers began searching for him at 12:15 am when he failed to check in, and found his body at approximately 2:00 am. He had been shot in the back and neck with his own service weapon.

A week later a tip led to the arrest of two brothers, both ex-convicts. Patrolman Strone had stopped them shortly after they had robbed a nearby candy store. On March 1, 1959, both were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Strone had served with the Passaic Police Department for only 5 months. He was survived by his wife and two infant daughters.

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It has been 59 years since you lost your life in the duty and not a day has gone by that I have not thought of you and wished you were here with us. You are and always will be my hero! You will always be tucked away in my heart. Until we meet again! Love you now and forever. Your daughter Jeanie

Jean Strone
Daughter
May 8, 2017

 

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