Town Constable John Stough Stroup

Town Constable John Stough Stroup

Four Oaks Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, February 26, 1919

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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 raincoat.

The suspect, out on bail for stealing a buggy and harness, escaped. On July 7, 1920, he was apprehended in Grimesland at his fathers home. It was discovered shortly after he murdered Constable Stroup he got a job on a ship and went to sea. He was on shore leave when he went to his father's home.

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 Apprehended

arrest, larceny

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Constable Stroup,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Four Oaks. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 26, 2019

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