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Constable John Landrum Greene | Rutherford County Constable's Office, North Carolina Rutherford County Constable's Office, North Carolina

Constable

John Landrum Greene

Rutherford County Constable's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, March 13, 1898

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Shot and Killed

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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.

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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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