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Police Officer Daniel J. Greer | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Daniel J. Greer

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, December 16, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 1247

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer Greer was struck by a drunk driver and killed while assisting a disabled motorist on the Long Island Expressway in Plainview, New York. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene after the accident but was located with the help of CB radio users who were in the area.

Officer Greer was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. He had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Not just a coworker but a friend! "Shooting Star" I remember the good old days! Gone way too soon!!

Detective Mike Irise
Nassau County Police Department
December 16, 2015

 

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