Constable John Landrum Greene

Constable John Landrum Greene

Rutherford County Constable's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, March 13, 1898

John Landrum Greene

Constable John Greene was shot and mortally wounded by a man he was attempting to arrest near Henrietta.

The suspect was wanted for wife beating in South Carolina. Constable Greene was able to return fire hitting the suspect three times, killing him instantly. Constable Greene died from his wounds an hour later.

Constable Greene was survived by his wife and several children. He was a Civil War Veteran, having served with the North Carolina 28th Infantry Regiment, Company H.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and Killed

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Thank you, Constable Greene, for your heroic, unselfish service to your (and my home) county and state. May you rest in eternal peace and know that particularly those of us who wear, or have worn the badge will never forget the sacrifice(s) that you--and your family----have made.

Master Trooper (Retired) R. E. Digh
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

March 13, 2013

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