Patrolman Houston Greene

Photo of Patrolman Houston Greene
End of Watch: Thu, May 18th, 1944
Date of Incident: Thu, May 18th, 1944
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 27


His wife


Patrolman Greene was shot and killed and a fellow officer was seriously wounded by two men who ambushed them as they walked out of a drug store in Pineville. Both patrolmen returned fire killing one suspect and wounding the other.

The suspects were apparently angered by a raid officers made on their bootlegging establishment earlier in the day. The suspect who was killed had recently been released from prison after serving a sentence for murder.

Patrolman Greene was survived by his wife.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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Patrolman Houston Greene
Left on Friday, May 18th, 2018

Thank you for your service.