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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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I never had the honor to meet you and to this day i have never heard a bad thing spoken about you. i love you and hope to follow in your foot steps in the near future. I would give everything i have to be half the man that you are. please give grandma a hug for me up in heaven. I love you both and miss you both dearly. thank you for watching over me and our family. I know you both were up there watching over me when i crashed my motorcycle, the doctors told me they dont know how i was able to survive. but i know it was you and grandma that helped me through it all. thank you for giving me my mom shes the most amazing woman and the greatest mother to me and my sister, and for my uncle john for all of the amazing childhood memories that he gave me. til the day we meet you will always be in my heart, i hope i have it in me to be the man that you were.

June 24, 2016


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