Police Officer Elbert Stuyvesant

Police Officer Elbert Stuyvesant

Port Washington Police District, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, July 8, 1924

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Elbert Stuyvesant

Police Officer Elbert Stuyvesant died after being overcome by gas in a cesspool while attempting to rescue a man from it at 9 Central Drive in Baxter Estates.

The original victim and another citizen who tried to rescue Officer Stuyvesant all died as a result of the gas.

Officer Stuyvesant had served with the Port Washington Police District for two years. He was a widower and was survived by his daughter and six siblings.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins


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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 8, 2020

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