Detective Thomas Troppmann

Interviewed By Arlene Schulman

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detective thomas troppman (00:07)
34th precinct (00:08)
30 years (00:34)
patrol (00:51)
likes patrol (01:10)
help and interact (01:22)
interact (01:23)
different every day (01:37)
1987 (01:46)
1988 (01:52)
highest crimes (02:01)
homicides (02:03)
100 murders (02:10)
2 (02:19)
keep intact (02:53)
Baby Hope (03:30)
cooler (03:35)
Highbridge Pool (04:13)
Dominican Republic (04:25)
extradition (04:26)
interview (04:42)
lifeguard (05:41)
stray bullet (05:46)
155 to 181 west of bdwy (06:21)
rubber bodies (06:59)
fake (07:19)
protection (07:31)
drug dealers (07:50)
inspector useck (08:20)
quotas (10:57)
upping (11:04)
baltimore community policing (11:58)
nco neighborhood coordinating officer (13:31)
tips (14:12)
11 kids (15:06)
illegal chokehold (20:18)
never fired gun (25:48)
edwin rodriquez (27:53)
cameras (32:20)
gun (33:49)
magazine (33:51)
pepper spray/mace (33:54)
baton (34:01)
radio (34:03)
handcuffs (34:04)
phone (34:26)
i phone (35:14)
naxolone (36:25)
20 lbs (36:54)
queens (38:12)
sister (39:00)
college (39:24)
tests (40:53)
forest hills h.s. (41:27)
promotional tests (42:14)
would not be on patrol (42:48)
how many people do you know that go to work every day love what they do; to me that is priceless (43:38)
happy to go to work (43:41)
supervising not doing (43:50)
noise (44:10)
patterns (44:12)
311 calls (44:21)
1st generation (45:13)
quality of life issues (45:54)
birds (46:05)
comfort zone (46:41)
changes (46:48)
natural born entrepreneurs (47:49)
work multiple jobs (48:05)
need their sleep (48:06)
don't try to change (51:04)
emotional issues (51:26)
people are very giving (52:03)
to years left (52:44)
Dirty 30 (01:01:51)
15 commanding officers (01:04:51)
bratton and o'neil (01:05:12)
love washington heights/Inwood (01:05:33)
my community (01:05:42)
detective specialist (01:05:50)
investigating (01:06:27)
youth (01:06:45)
NCO (01:06:52)
email and text (01:07:27)
repeat customers (01:08:16)
make a difference (01:11:48)
end (01:12:09)

Interview Data

Date of Interview
April 7, 2017
Location of Interview
34th Precinct
Detective/NYPD, Printer
Birth Year
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Bridging Our Stories: Washington Heights and Inwood Oral History Project

This is a neighborhood oral history project that works to both preserve and document Washington Heights and Inwood history through the stories of people who have experienced it. This project will collect oral histories of people who have lived or worked in the Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods. Over 90 volunteer interviewers have been trained to collect these stories. Interviews will be preserved at The Milstein Division of US History, Local History and Genealogy and available in a circulating collection. Interviews will also be accessible in full length at this website.


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