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Patrolman Russell E. Greeley | Buffalo Police Department, New York Buffalo Police Department, New York


Russell E. Greeley

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, November 20, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 679

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/19/1932

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Greeley was shot and killed while investigating an accident at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Fillmore Avenue. He was speaking with the driver of a vehicle that had struck a concrete streetcar platform when the man suddenly produced a pistol and shot him. Another officer at the scene returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Greeley had served with the agency for 2 years and was assigned to Precinct 8. He was survived by his wife and 8-year-old son.

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Lest we forget. God bless your son who grew up without a Dad.

November 21, 2016


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