Police Officer Elijah G. Stroud

Police Officer Elijah G. Stroud

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, March 18, 1972

Elijah G. Stroud

Police Officer Elijah Stroud was off duty and was shot and killed after interrupting a robbery in progress at a butcher shop.

When Patrolman Stroud entered the butcher shop at 19 Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn, he realized there was a hold-up in progress. He drew his weapon and took cover. One suspect came up behind Patrolman Stroud and opened fire, striking him the head. The suspect then fled the store.

The suspects were later apprehended. Both suspects were convicted of murder after five trials. Their murder conviction was later overturned.

Patrolman Stroud had served with the New York City Police Department for 19 years and was survived by his wife and three children. He was assigned to the 80th Precinct.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 4204

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Conviction overturned

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Was unaware that the convictions had been overturned. Will have to look into this.

Preston stroud.

July 9, 2018

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