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 wounded. The wounded suspect was arrested several days later.

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

Officer Troy had been with the agency for two years and 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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Rest in peace Officer Troy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 3, 2019

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