Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # 20025
Offender: Not available
Patrolman Robert Bolden was shot and killed when he intervened in an altercation while off duty at a restaurant at 345 Gold Street.
It is believed that several suspects had planned to rob the restaurant when Patrolman Bolden interfered. One of the men pulled out a sawed off shotgun from under his coat and opened fire on him. Despite being wounded, Patrolman Bolden returned fire before he was struck in the chest and killed.
Patrolman Bolden was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the NYPD for 15 years and was assigned to the 75th Precinct. He was survived by his wife and three children.