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Police Officer Hugh Greer | Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer

Hugh Greer

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, April 27, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Greer was shot and killed with his own weapon while struggling with a burglary suspect caught breaking into a grocery store. The suspect also shot another officer in the mouth, but that officer was able to return fire, striking the suspect in the chest.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Greer's murder and sentenced to life in prison on October 11, 1962.

Officer Greer was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters. He had been with the Tulsa Police Department for ten years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today on the 50th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.
My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 13, 2012

 

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