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Police Officer Elbert Stuyvesant | Port Washington Police District, New York Port Washington Police District, New York

Police Officer

Elbert Stuyvesant

Port Washington Police District, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 8, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Exposure to toxins

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Officer Stuyvesant died after being overcome by gas in a cesspool while attempting to rescue a man from it. The original man and another citizen who tried to rescue Officer Stuyvesant all died as a result of the gas.

He had served with the agency for 2 years.

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Police Officer Elbert Stuyvesant was the first negro police officer in the Port Washington Police District. Not until several decades later did the agency have another like officer: Ronald Pinckney.

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PWPD, Ret.
July 31, 2016

 

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