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Police Officer David D. Troy | Stamford Police Department, Connecticut Stamford Police Department, Connecticut

Police Officer

David D. Troy

Stamford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide in jail

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Officer Troy was shot and killed while chasing a robbery suspect on Main Street. Officer Troy and his partner had responded to the robbery call and when they arrived were pointed in the direction in which the suspect had fled. Officer Troy located the man climbing up a nearby staircase and exchanged shots with the man, wounding him in the leg. Officer Troy was shot in the chest and abdomen and fatally wounded. The wounded suspect was arrested several days later.

On December 14, 1960, the suspect was found dead in his jail cell from a drug overdose.

Officer Troy had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, mother and six siblings.

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I wish I could have met you I read articles about you all the time I never met you but I really love you. I wish you were here but I know that you died doing what you felt was right and for that you will be honored love you even though I never met you. I wish you were still alive but I know you are watching us now. Love you grandfather xoxo your granddaughter

Stella Troy
Granddaughter
April 18, 2016

 

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