Police Officer David D. Troy

Police Officer David D. Troy

Stamford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, July 7, 1960

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David D. Troy

Officer Troy was shot and killed while chasing a robbery suspect on Main Street.

Officer Troy and his partner had responded to the robbery call and, when they arrived, were pointed in the direction in which the suspect had fled. Officer Troy located the man climbing up a nearby staircase and exchanged shots with the man, wounding him in the leg. Officer Troy was shot in the chest and abdomen and fatally injured. The wounded suspect was arrested several days later.

On December 14, 1960, the suspect died in his jail cell from a drug overdose.

Officer Troy had been with the Stamford Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, mother, and six siblings.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide in jail


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I wish you were a 89 year-old geezer today, not the fading memory of a fine young man who died way too soon.

John D. Talbott, Stamford born and raised. A geezer today, 15 when you gave your life to keep us safe.

John D. Talbott

July 7, 2022

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