Patrolman Noah Roll

Patrolman Noah Roll

Springfield Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, August 7, 1917

Noah Roll

Patrolman Noah Roll was shot and killed during a labor strike of streetcar workers.

Patrolman Roll, one of the first African-American officers to serve on the department, was among one of many officers working crowd control of the striking workers, when he was shot twice in the head as a streetcar passed by.

The offender was never identified.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

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Your death at the hands of a coward, is remembered this day, on the 100th anniversary of your death. Thank you Patrolman Noah Roll, for your service.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

August 7, 2017

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