Police Officer Elbert Stuyvesant

Police Officer Elbert Stuyvesant

Port Washington Police District, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, July 8, 1924

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Elbert Stuyvesant

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins

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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.

PWPD, Ret.

July 31, 2016

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