Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Elijah G. Stroud

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, March 18, 1972

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Reflections for Police Officer Elijah G. Stroud

I am now a proud teacher at PS 1316 named after such a great man. RIP Gone but not forgotten.

NYC Department of Education

March 30, 2023

I was student at PS 316 when the school was named after P.O. STROUD .


Kevin Chalmers

November 8, 2022

I am a sub teacher at the Elijahst Sroud Elementary School in Bklyn.I think he would be proud to see how he is honored by the commitment of students and staff. Susan Bitterman

Susan Bitternan
Board of Education

June 5, 2022

Officer Stroud,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 18, 2022

Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry, proclaimed, “No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Ministering to Law Enforcement Nationwide
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 4, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 18, 2020

Stopping by today, it's be 48 years since my Dad was taken away from our family. We miss him, but kniw he is always with us. Thank you John Miller, from Atlanta, yours is a truly wonderful tribute to my Dad.

Joyce E Stroud

March 18, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Stroud.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 18, 2020

That is a great story. I am also a graduate of PS 316, Class of '82. I appreciate the back drop. Brooklyn! Forever

Thaddeus Anderson

February 21, 2020

My name is John Miller. I attended PS. 316 which was named after Elijah G. Stroud. While attending back in the 80’s the story was told of how the name of the school had come to pass and at that moment I knew I wanted to be a Police Officer and I did become a patrolman - not in NYC but in Atlanta and I am still serving. I was on my assignment today and I was daydreaming about how/ why did I end up in this profession, that is my testimony. Rest easy E.G.S.

John Miller - Patrolman
Atlanta Police Department

September 4, 2018

Was unaware that the convictions had been overturned. Will have to look into this.

Preston stroud.

July 9, 2018

Thank you for your service my brother. May you continue to watch over your family, and the N.Y.P.D.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 18, 2017

Rest in Peace Officer Stroud. Although, I never met you, you are still deeply missed by your friends and family.

Lt. Joseph R. Vigueras
Watch Commander
Southeast Patrol Division
145 West 108th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061

January 2, 2017

My name is Ian Stroud the son of patrolman Elijah George Stroud. I want to thank all the heartfelt reviews that were posted about my father. Even though I was six years old at the time his name will never be forgotten because I named my son after my father. His name will live forever. Again thank you for the prayers for not only myself before his other two children Joyce and Jerry Stroud.


July 13, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo from a 1972 Spring 3100 article and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Joyce your father is no doubt a hero, God Bless him. I served with the NYPD, and retired in 2010, your father makes me proud to have worn that uniform. He had 19 yrs on and continued to fight crime with a vengence, and not only does a coward takes his life they were found not guilty...unbelievable. May P.O Elijah Stroud rest peacefully, and enjoy every moment of looking down upon you with pride. God bless you, your father and entire family.

P.O David Biondi

December 13, 2014

It's been over 40 years since my father was shot down by cowards... After all this time, I still grive and miss my Daddy! He was the best Dad a girl could have, my lifetime of wonderful memories will always be with me.

What saddens me the most is that my Dad was not their to see me graduate from college, get married, the birth of my belove son. My son will never have the honor of knowing his grandfather. Or knowing what a wonderful man Elijah G. Stroud was to his family, friends, co-workers and to the children at PS 316...and the community he served.

Daddy, your little girl loves and misses you. My comfort is know that you are with me in my heart always.

Joyce E. Stroud
Daughter of Elijah G Strtoud

December 30, 2012

Thank you for your bravery, honor, service, and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten! May God bless your family and friends. I salute you, Sir!

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD USA

March 18, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 18, 2010

You will never be forgotten. I worked in the area around the time of your death. Most of the members of the BLA never meet the punishment they deserved. May God bless your and your family.


March 16, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Stroud and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

March 12, 2009

God bless you patrolman Stroud and may you rest in eternal peace.

your brother in arms PO Diaz

PO Daniel Diaz

May 3, 2008



April 30, 2008



March 18, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 20, 2007

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