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Patrolman William J. Greller | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio


William J. Greller

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, September 18, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 1210

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Greller was shot and killed when he and another officer interrupted a robbery in progress at a local meat packing plant. The two officer had gone to the plant to interview the owner about a previous burglary. Coincidentally, when they arrived, the plant's office was being robbed.

The suspect immediately opened fire on the two officers, striking Patrolman Greller in the chest twice. The other officer was shot in the arm but was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Patrolman Greller had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and four sons.

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Our promise; Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful for your service to our community and our nation.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
September 18, 2016


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