Town Constable John Stough Stroup

Town Constable John Stough Stroup

Four Oaks Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, February 26, 1919

John Stough Stroup

Constable John Stroup was shot and killed near Corinth Crossing by a man he was attempting to arrest for the larceny of a buggy robe and a rain coat. The suspect, out on bail for stealing a buggy and harness, escaped.

Constable Stroup was survived by his expectant wife and two children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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I am so pleased to see that you are being honored for your sacrifice for your community. You left behind a wife, two children and an unborn child. That unborn child was my mother and she regretted that she never had the opportunity to know you. You would be proud to know that your oldest grandson served as a law enforcement officer for over 25 years. Rest in Peace.

Brenda Stevens

February 15, 2013

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