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Patrolman Robert Bolden | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Robert Bolden

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, January 22, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 20025

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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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.

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I worked with Ptl. Bolden in the 75 for about a year in the late 60's. He was a real gentleman and always ready to help.

I pray his killer will be brought to justice.

Rest in Peace Patrolman Bolden

Steve

Steve Schiffman
DHS-ICE Retired- Former NYPD 75 PCT
September 7, 2016

 

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