Patrolman Robert Bolden

Patrolman Robert Bolden

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 22, 1971

Robert Bolden

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.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 20025
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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A salute to you my brother. You are a hero amongst us and N.Y.C. should never forget your sacrifice. May you continue to watch over your family and us.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 22, 2017

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