Name : Bolden, Robert 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: 20025 Command: 075 Pct.
Date of Death: 1971-01-22   Cause of Death: Shot-Altercation Off Duty
     
 While off duty in a Brooklyn restaurant, Patrolman Robert Bolden was confronted by a gunman who exited a phone booth and wantonly fired three shots killing the officer.

Patrolman Bolden was appointed to the NYPD July 1, 1955. He was 45 years old.
  
 
     
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This Homicide investigation is open. Anyone with information can contact BNHTF or any FBI agent at NYNJHIDTA
— Peter Sloan

Robert is my uncle. I remember the night when we recieved the call! What a horrible night. I was 7 then. I miss him. I'm a police officer in Providence, RI. We try to visit his grave yearly. Thanks for posting this page...
— GREGORY W. BOLDEN

AS A MEMBER OF THE 75TH PCT, ON 01/22/05...I WILL BE CONDUCTING A MINUTE OF SILENCE AT EVERY ROLL CALL IN MEMORY OF PTL. BOLDEN. ANY PARTICULARS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED SO THAT ALL WOULD KNOW HOW GREAT AN OFFICER ROBERT WAS.
— P.O. HENRY S. TATEOSIAN

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: November 15, 2006, 12:40 pm

I worked with Bobby that day, we did an 8x4. He wasn't my regurar partner but a great guy and a very good "Cop". He was and still is missed by his brother officers.
— Jack Fitzgerald
Posted: August 13, 2011, 8:26 am

It is so great that the Board of Education honored Officer Bolden by naming a public school after him. NY has always been blessed with having many great public servants like him.
— Lefty
Posted: August 18, 2012, 3:13 pm

I'm an EMT with The FDNY. I would like to give my condolences to you and your family. Godbless and RIP. To Gregory, was your uncle also a World War II vet?
— Stephen Brothers
Posted: June 24, 2013, 12:54 am

I worked in the 75 pct from 1991 thur 2011 20 yrs. And I looked at the fallen hero's that has passed in the 75. Its sad to say that this investigation has not been solved. May you rest in peace. You will stand strong in the 75 forever..
— Ret. Police Officer Lewis Ortiz
Posted: July 5, 2013, 12:21 am

Ptl Bolden, your circumstances as written are vague, however it takes a special type of person to be a cop. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Robert we pray for you.
— Tommy
Posted: January 22, 2014, 7:27 am

Hey all, Robert Bolden is my great uncle whom I never got a chance to meet. I carry his name as my middle name and often wonder if the case will ever be solved. Also I am the son of Officer Gregory W Bolden whose post is a few posts above me. Unfortunately, he passed away to a rare disease in 2005. We are a strong family and both of their names will live on. Thank you all for the support.
— Darryn Robert Bolden
Posted: February 21, 2014, 10:59 pm

 


 

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